INSPECTION & CONSULTATION
When dealing with a potential ant infestation, the primary focus of our initial inspection is identification. During the inspection, our technician will do the following:
Identify the Species – Identifying the species of ant is critical in determining the best course of action regarding treatment. Common ants to the Pacific Northwest include odorous house ants, carpenter ants, pavement ants, moisture ants and thatching ants.
Identify the Location of Activity – We want to make sure that the chemical treatment is heavily focused on areas of high activity in order to deter future infestations.
Locate the Nest – Locating a nest site is ideal for a treatment, but not necessary. Our technicians will make every attempt to locate nesting sites in and around the property. If a nest is found, a chemical application will be made directly to the site.
Identify Food Sources – Finding food sources allows us to better tailor our treatment plan to your specific home or business. Oftentimes, locating and eliminating food sources allows us to drive infesting ants to our baits or through our liquid chemical applications.
Determine Conducive Conditions – There are numerous conducive conditions that can lead to or directly cause an ant infestation. For example, moisture problems, earth to wood contact, vegetation growing on or against the structure, and poor sanitation can all be problematic and facilitate ant infestations. Identifying contributing factors to the conducive conditions allows us to help our customers identify ways to prevent or mitigate future infestations.
Once we have completed our inspection, we will be able to determine how best to deal with the infestation and where to most effectively apply our treatment.
FOLLOW-UP & ONGOING MAINTENANCE
Follow-up treatments and continued preventative maintenance are generally necessary for most species of ants. There are many variables that come into play when choosing a service program, such as the severity of the infestation, conducive conditions and location of the home/building. Even your neighbors play a role!
Once the infestation has fully subsided, we will ensure that the ants are unable to return by maintaining a protective barrier around the perimeter. There will always be ants and insects in the neighborhood, but we’ll make sure they don’t come back to your home.
WE OFFER SAME DAY GUARANTEE!
We understand that your needs can be urgent. Our goal is to provide you with a pest-free home or business as quickly as possible. Call before noon Monday – Friday and a Sentinel professional will be at your door the SAME DAY!
CONTACT US & SCHEDULE
Have any pest related questions or in need of pest control services?
Our office staff is trained to answer any pest control related questions! Once scheduled with us, an appointment confirmation will be emailed within 15 minutes with your appointment information and a picture of your technician!