Friday, April 9, 2010

Southern Fire Carpenter Ant Control | Magic Pest Control AZ

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Arizona is known to host more species of ants than any other state. The AZ mountain landscape contributes to the richness of ant species. The native ant species in Arizona is the Southern Fire Ant and Carpenter Ant. Ants are social insects and live in colonies comprising of a nest with one or more queens. Much like birds, bees, cockroaches and other pests where there is one there are more. And much like birds, bees, cockroaches and other pests if you take out the nest you take out the pest.

Southern AZ | Tucson, Florence, Coolidge, Superior, Queen Creek Arizona. Southern fire ants predominately colonize these areas. Open land gives way for ants to live and colonize in soil nearby homes. Southern AZ residents should keep trashcans three feet away, or further, from their home. Caulk up all window seals, cracks and openings that may lead in to your home. Carpenter ants also culminate Southern AZ. Carpenter ants live in damp, dead wood. Scraps of lumber lying around outside, in or around your home will habitat carpenter ants. Maintain your yard with regular monthly or bi-monthly pesticide treatments to keep ants away.

East Valley AZ | Higley, Chandler, Gilbert, Apache Junction, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee Arizona. The East Valley has been rapidly growing since the year 2000. Carpenter Ants find shelter in wood that is the main structure for East Valley homes. Like Termites, Carpenter Ants colonize and travel through wood, especially dead wood. Unlike termites however, carpenter ants only colonize and travel through, never feeding on, wood. Carpenter Ants are much harder to get rid of than Southern Fire Ants as Carpenter Ants travel in the wood, feed on your homes trash and food and colonize in the buildings structure. Another thing to be aware for is Southern Fire Ants.

New homeowners usually lay down sod as landscape for their backyard. Southern Fire Ants prefer to live in damp soil under sod. A Southern Fire Ant colony living in a backyard lawn will send out a scout ant to search for food in a home. If a scout ant finds new harborage, food or resource the scout ant will call other worker ants to infest the area of interest. The best way to keep ants away from your home is to caulk window seals, cracks and openings. Spray your home regularly with monthly or bi-monthly pesticide treatment. Don’t harbor trash, food or wood, in or around your home and stay clean.

Central Phoenix AZ | Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear Arizona. The heart of Arizona is painted with industrial parks, commercial buildings, shopping centers, real estate, restaurants and structures vulnerable to ant infestation. Carpenter Ants and Southern Fire Ants can find infinite amount of harborage and resource in Central Phoenix AZ. Scottsdale AZ is the most vulnerable of these cities as ants are opportunistic pests and Scottsdale AZ is full of restaurants. Food is the ant’s prime motive. Ants have learned to adapt to Phoenix AZ city life, as many ant colonies will send out a scout ant at night to search for food, harborage and resources as to stay away from human eyes during the day.

The best way to keep ants away from your home is by keeping the insides floors; home and outside perimeter clean of trash.

Here are some quick solutions and methods that other have found to work but aren’t considered as effective as proper pesticide treatment.

Like most pests, ants hate pungent odor. People have said to apply old cinnamon, black pepper or 50/50 vinegar and water in the area of ant infestation. One of the most recent home remedy methods we found on the Internet is by using baby powder.

Here is a great resource for other information on ant control -

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