Stop Being So Pesty!

Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.

Dealing With Pavement Ants: A Homeowner's Guide


Their name tells you right away what they are: pavement ant. These are the tiny ants you see creating nests in the cracks in your sidewalk. They crawl over sidewalks and driveways, and sometimes you see them carrying pieces of "food" twice as large as their tiny bodies. Are they the worst pest to find in or around your home? No — it's definitely better to have pavement ants than termites or murder hornets! But that doesn't mean you need to share your abode with these tiny ants, either. Here are some ways to get rid of these pesky insects.

Have an insecticide barrier put down around your home.

If you're seeing a few pavement ants, there are probably many more around. You don't want them to make their way inside your home because then they'll be really tough to get rid of! As a preventative, have a pest control company come out and spray a barrier of insecticides around the perimeter of your home. The insecticides will kill any ants that try to cross this barrier. This will help reduce the population of pavement ants in your yard over time, and it will ensure the infestation does not move indoors.

Put out some baits.

One of the reasons pavement ants are hard to eliminate is that for every little colony you see above ground, there is a larger colony below ground. It's nearly impossible to locate and eradicate these below-ground nests. A better strategy is to let the ants eradicate their colonies themselves. You achieve that with baits. Either you or your pest control technician should put down baits in areas where the ants have been seen. The ants will pick up these baits, take them back to the colony, and share them with the other pavement ants. Within a day or two, the ants that ate the bait will be dead. You can kill off a lot of ants at once with this method.

Put herbs in the cracks of your sidewalk.

To keep the pavement ants from establishing new nests in the cracks in your concrete, you can sprinkle some dried, crumbled mint leaves in these cracks. The ants won't like the mint leaves, and yet they are completely safe to have around pets and children. Just replace the leaves as they get rinsed or blown away.

Pavement ants are a bit of a nuisance, but with insecticides, baits, and mint leaves, you can maintain the upper hand. Find pest control services in your area today.


16 July 2020