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Carpenter Ants, as well as other ants, can be an going problem using the wrong treatment strategies. Most can be eliminated with Terro Ant Killer for $5.00 from your local hardware store but it takes persistence. Fire Ants can not be treated with Terro because they are not sweet eaters most of the time. Fortunately, Termidor SC came along to rid us of ...


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Just to add a little something. Even subterranean termites can live and maintain a colony within walls without going back into the ground. If there is a water leak, or water sprinklers that keep an area wet within the walls and the wood never dries, the colony can maintain and will expand within that structure. I treated a house which had that very problem ...


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For 23 years I've been doing rodent work in the DFW area. From houses to the major sports venues, I've learned some things. Some were taught to me. Other things I have learned on my own. Here are some helpful hints. Never put out poison in a structure where people frequent, work, or live. If you do, two things are likely to happen. The next animal that ...


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Millions of dollars are unnecessarily spent here If you can locate a good termite professional which has good construction knowledge, the source of the termite activity can be located and treated. Be for I was in pest control (23 years) I poured concrete slabs for 5 years. So I saw the situations where wood would be left in the concrete slabs. What a ...


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Just depends on a persons tolerance level. Some people will see a single American or Smokey Brown roach and they are on the phone to their pest control person. If an occasional bug every now and then does not bother you (an occasional bug seen is normal) than don't worry about having your place treated. I only treat my own place once a year and I've been ...


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If you saw swarming termites in your house two years ago, I hope you had you house treated. If not, they have your home as the food menu.


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Do Not use foggers or sprays, you will spread them to every room in the house. These products will provide limited control, not pest elimination. Today's pest control industry has developed terrific baits for the German Cockroach as well as other roaches. The best over the counter roach bait that I recommend to people is Combat Roach Gel. It will cost you ...


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Bayer make a terrific product called Top Choice. It is a one time application for year long Fire Ant control. It is a restricted use product so you licensed pest control professional will have to apply it if it is allowed on the label for your area. Spread rate is 84 lbs. per acre and may run around $300.00 an acre. Rate is 2 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. Re-Entry ...


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Sounds like you might be dealing with Ghost Ants. Most of the ants which invade our homes are sweet eaters with the exception of the Fire Ant in the southern United States. Go to a hardware store in pick up a bottle of (Terro Ant Killer about $4.50) and try it. Do not use the cardboard squares which they supply on the box. I would use a small piece of tin ...


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Carpenter Ants are making it a new home.


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Do not allow squirrels or any animals access to roof by eliminating trees which are less than 6 feet away.


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I recommend you purchase (Silverfish Paks). Ask your pest control person to get you a box or get them online. They are cheap ($8.50 for a box) and I have personally used them in my own house when the wife said she was seeing Silverfish in our pots and pan cabinet. We just put a couple of the packs in the cabinet and waited one week. We have not seen one in ...


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Are the flies larger than the normal house fly and are they grey and black? If yes, there might have been and animal which died in the attic, between floors, or in a wall last week. Post a photo of one of the flies so it can be identified. If I am correct, the flies will be gone in about two weeks. If your structure has animal entry points and has not been ...


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By looking at your photo of the plug, it looks like the termite technician did not install the plug fully into the hole. If properly installed termite plugs made from rubber or plastic need to be drilled out or pounded through the slab. I have been doing termite work for 22 years using these and other types of plugs and have never seen one properly installed ...


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I , just this past week, had the exact same problem, but it occurred in my kitchen. At first 1 or 2 and than it seemed like a scene from The Amityville Horror movie. I finally discovered that my recycling container next to the sink was responsible. I still get occasional invaders.And as already mentioned I did a meticulous search for any decomposed food ...


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Time to look into every nook and cranny. Pull the fridge out, check all cupboards, clean under all furniture. Location can be anywhere were there is a food source, which can be just about anywhere food or organic material can fall/kicked under/forgotten about. Start with the obvious locations first; in/around trashcans, pantries, fruit/vegetable ...



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