Orlando Pest Control remains number one pest control firm in Central Florida and expands.

Posted: August 15, 2017 in Charlotte Pest Control, Orlando Pest Control
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Are you finding organized trails of nuisance ants making their way into your home or business ? The Camponotus species of carpenter ants are wood-destroying insects that commonly infest Florida structures. The infestations indoors are satellite nests, while the parent nest is outside.

Camponotus tend to attack wood that has been weakened by moisture first, because they need a moist, humid environment for their nests. Piles of wood shavings are an indicator of a nearby nest. The following are considered likely conditions for carpenter ant infestations:

  • Voids around windows
  • Honeydew-producing Homopterous insects: Aphids, scale, etc.
  • Power or telephone lines, overhanging branches and vines touching the house
  • Woodpiles
  • Adjacent areas to leaks or water damage
  • Gutters that have not been cleaned
  • Poorly ventilated attics, crawl spaces or other voids

Carpenter ants infest structures by trailing to it, either across the ground or by using a bridge such as a tree limb or power line.  Once we find the access point, in addition to cutting back limbs, we create a treatment zones and take care of underlying conditions if possible. We try to treat the indoor nest site with your first. The ants will emerge in mass if we have a successful application.

There are several methods of treatment we consider:

  • Labeled dusts, crack and crevice products, and foams.
  • We use Non-repellents sprays use the ant’s biology against itself, and intoxicated workers spread the into the colony through touch.
  • Labeled baits for carpenter ants include, but are not limited to: Advion® Ant Gel, Advance® Granular Carpenter Ant Bait, Maxforce® Carpenter Ant Bait Gel, Maxforce® Complete Brand Granular Insect Bait and others. They should not be accessible to children, pets, non-target animals, food and food contact surfaces.
  • Labeled dusts or foggers are appropriate for treating attics and crawl spaces.

We trails across the ground to block the point of entry into your home or busines. We treat edges of sidewalks, buildings, etc. with non-repellent, transfer products, such as Alpine®, Arilon®, Transport® & Termidor®.

Carpenter ants actively feed on honeydew secretions from homopterous insects such as aphid and scale. Controlling these insects help to prevent a carpenter ant problem in the structure. If a tree is the issue, we often apply a band of pyrethroid granules (Bifen®, DeltaGard G®, Demand G® and Talstar®) to the base of the tree to cut off a nest site in the tree.

Orlando Pest Control provides service for Pest Control including ants, spiders, bed bugs, roaches, mice, fleas, yellow jackets, bees and wasps and ticks.

We have expanded our business to Apopka, Winter Garden, Winter Park, St. Cloud FL, Kissimmee, and Altamonte Springs.

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Call us today at 407-580-7124 or 407-434-9603

 

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