Commercial Pest Control for Ants

Ants

With their potential to bite, sting and contaminate food, ants are more than just a nuisance. They can seriously jeopardize your business; compromising the safety and satisfaction of customers and guests, and potentially causing costly damage to your structures and properties. Partner with Ecolab to rid your facility of ants.
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Ant Service

Customized treatments to fit your needs. From inspection to detect where ants and crawling insects are entering your facility to targeted treatments and a follow-up outline of corrective measures, your Ecolab Service Specialist will work with you to rid the area of existing pests and protect against future infestations.

Our ant service includes:

  • Perimeter inspection to determine ant type and nest locations
  • Targeted bait applications in high activity areas
  • Liquid and granular perimeter treatments that provide fast knockdown and create a long-lasting barrier against ants and other crawling insects
  • Outline of corrective measures to prevent future infestations
  • Guaranteed satisfaction

When you partner with Ecolab you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions delivered by rigorously trained pest specialists who deliver consistent and precise execution of service protocols; actionable insights to proactively prevent pest risk; customer support 24/7/365; and a strong commitment to customer partnership. Together, we protect success.

 


Ant Facts:

  • Contrary to her title, the ant queen is not in charge of the colony; she does not direct the ants or make colony decisions. Rather she lays eggs. Her role is vital because she is the only one that can lay eggs and reproduce workers to ensure the survival of the colony. (Source)
  • The queen holds the highest rank in an ant colony—there is no king. Some ant species have more than one queen per colony, but there is a limited number, so if the queen(s) dies, the colony dies, because no new workers will be produced. Once the last of the existing workers reaches its three- to four-month life span and dies, the colony will go defunct. (Source)
  • The queen does not search out food, ever leave the nest, or even feed herself. Rather, she is fed by the workers who are all sterile females. As a colony grows, it will eventually produce winged male and female ants, which swarm from the nest to mate. After mating, the male will die and the female will seek a new nesting site—to start the process over again. (Source)
  • Ants don’t have ears. They “hear” by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet. (National Pest Management Association) Most ants have very poor eyesight, but some have no eyes at all. These species have developed such advanced communication through their antennae that they have no need for eyes. (Antark.net)
  • The total weight of all the ants in the world is the same as, if not larger than, that of all humans. (Antark.net)
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Ant Articles

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Pest files: Locating ant nests

A major key to dealing with ants at your facility is to knowing how to locate an ant's nest and understanding what attracted the ants in the first place.

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ants: complex, but controllable pest

With more than 12,400 species of ants in the world, controlling ants seems complex. By understanding ant behavior, you can easily eliminate them.
 
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common types of ants

Ants can cause serious problems for your business. Use this guide to identify common types of ants so you can confidently maintain a pest-free facility.

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