Those Pesky Ants
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Those Pesky Ants

Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.


Those Pesky Ants

Addressing Common Struggles In Pest Control

Logan Watson

Keeping pests under control is not always easy. While you would hope you'd just put down some bait and come home to a pest-free home, things are not always that straightforward. You might run into some challenges and struggles along your pest control journey. Here's some advice for handling common pest control struggles.

You get rid of the pests, but they keep coming back.

Say you find cockroaches in your basement. You treat the problem or hire a pest control company to do so, and the cockroaches go away. But a few weeks or months later, they come right back. There are a few things you can do here.

  • Figure out how the pests are coming in, and take steps to block off those pathways.
  • Employ new treatments that kill the egg and larvae stages of the pests, not just the adults.
  • Carry on with the treatment a bit longer to make sure you've killed off all the pests and no stragglers remain.

You've tried treatment after treatment, and there are still bugs.

Do you feel like you've tried every bait and spray in the home improvement store, but with no results? This means it's time to call in the professionals. The professionals often have access to insecticides that you can't obtain without a special license. These insecticides are stronger and more likely to battle really stubborn, problematic bugs. 

If you've already tried professional treatment to no avail, ask your pest control company if there is a different approach they can take. In many cases, when bugs are resistant to chemical solutions, using heat treatment works. The heat will kill bugs that have grown resistant to insecticides. This is a common issue with bed bugs, especially.

You're worried about the safety of your children or pets.

Are you too concerned about the safety of children and pets to put down pesticides or employ other hard-hitting treatments? If so, this is another good reason to hire a professional. They'll know where they can most safely place various chemicals. In some cases, they may tell you that you need to vacate the home for a few days so they can use more powerful sprays. In the end, though, they'll make sure their work is done as safely as possible.

Pest control can be challenging, but it's easy enough to address common challenges. Contact a pest control company near you for more information.