Ant Control

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants, shown right, are the ants that nest in and under cracks in the pavement or under stones around homes and buildings. Dark brown or blackish in color, these ants have large colonies with an average of 4,000 worker ants with queens. These ants will eat almost anything, crumbs around the house, fruit, nuts, other insects, meats, etc. They can climb up walls and enter building through cracks and small openings. They can bite or sting, and contaminate food if they get in it.

Sugar Ants

Sugar Ants is actually a general term for ants, and not an actual specie of ants. It is a name given to ants which tend to like sweet food. This sugar ant, could actually be a crazy ant, pharaoh ant, ghost ant, odorous ant or other species. Odorous house ants, shown to the right, walk in a line, while crazy ants are named for their sporadic turning behavior when they are around food sources. Pharoah ants are one of the common ants found in the kitchen. They eat most things, but are attracted to protein. Ghost ants are tiny brownish ants that tend to cluster on counter tops in search for food.

Repellants may kill ants in one spot but deter them from that area, so the rest of the ant colony is still alive and simply goes somewhere else but remains in the house. Quick pesticides may not kill the entire colony either. A slow acting bait can be used to kill ants slowly. The ants bring the bait back to the rest of the colony, killing off the entire colony.

If you have a problem with sugar ants or any other type of ant, let A1 Exterminators take care of it! Call 1-(800) 525-4825.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Marigolds for Mosquitoes

Besides being an awesome mosquito repellent plant, Marigold plants are also great at repelling various insects and, because of that, are often used in vegetable gardens around tomatoes and peppers to help reduce insects that may destroy those plants. Marigolds are also deter, rabbits and other rodents.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Essential Oil Bug Spray

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are emerging from the ground. Unfortunately this weather also can cause some nuisance pests while outside enjoying the lovely spring weather.

There is nothing worse than going for a walk by the lake or a hike up into the mountains and being attacked by creepy crawly bugs. Here is…

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Keep Carpenter Bees Away

If you have not had a problem with carpenter bees in the past, hopefully you can keep it that way by following these steps.

  1. Assess your exposed wood, look for any divots or areas that could be seen as potential nests.  Keep a special eye…
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Tips to Eliminate Indoor Allergy Triggers

The arrival of spring also means the start of sneezing, wheezing and itchy eyes for the more than 50 million people who suffer from allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Outdoor allergens like pollen and mold are much to blame during the warmer months, but indoor allergens can also cause symptoms to flare.

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Do You Have a Termite Problem?

Some people don’t know if they have termites. You can create a home test and put it in the location where you think you may have an infestation.  Termite Removal A1 Exterminators

Try this cardboard trap method to test your yard for termites:

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