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How to get rid of ants

While a wide range of do-it-yourself products is available for ants, the most effective ant control requires a professional pest control service to gain control and prevent a recurrence.


Getting rid of ants in your business

In the commercial environment ants are more than just a nuisance. They can cost you money and harm your reputation. This is particularly true in organizations that handle food - like food processing plantsrestaurants and bars - or those that require sterilization such as healthcare facilities and pharmaceutical industries. All of these businesses need to make sure they have the highest standards of hygiene – and that means being ant-free.

Without adequate ant control in your business you could suffer from:

Waste - Contaminated food and other products will have to be thrown away, costing you money and resources.
Fear - Infestations in places like hospitals and care homes can spread pathogens and alarm patients or residents, leading them to question your hygiene standards.
Reputation Damage - If your reputation suffers, so too will your profits, as customers are put off by the presence of ants.

Rentokil ant removal methods

Rentokil Technicians are skilled, experienced professionals. They are state-certified, licensed applicators and are required to participate in regular training programs to maintain their expertise. They understand the habits of each ant species and use that knowledge when developing an integrated pest management program for your business.

There are three key parts to ant control for your business:

1. Inspection

Proper species identification is critical when treating for ants. Using the wrong control method with specific ant species can cause colony dispersal and increased sightings. Our Technicians will work on identifying the type of ant infesting your property and then locate where the ants could be entering your property as well as what is attracting them.

2. Treatment

Once our Technicians have identified the species and have located the ant trails/nest, they will apply liquid, gel, dust or granular bait treatments to the interior and exterior of your property. Ant bait treatments attract ants to the insecticide so they can unknowingly take it back to the colony members and eliminate the nest population. The Technician will then apply non-repellents in the form of a liquid residual material to the perimeter of your property to deter ants from returning to your business.

3. Exclusion

Finally, Technicians will seal up any gaps and holes that are large enough for ants to enter through.

Year-round pest management

Regular inspections of your business by a pest control professional are the best way to identify and prevent any issues with carpenter ants or any other pest. The Rentokil Year Round Protection Plan offers regularly scheduled preventive services every four months.

Call us today at 1-855-633-6260 or contact us online to learn how our services can help you get rid of ants.

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