First, our technician will need to identify what type of ants in Colorado are infesting your home. Identification is key when determining the proper treatment for your home. Knowing the species of ants, you are dealing with is very important. If you know your enemy, you will know where to find the nest, what sources of food are attracting them, and which management methods will be the most effective.
For example, tiny black ants generally reside in their colony outdoors. Ants in Colorado enter homes to scavenge for food such as sugar, starches, and meat. Tiny black ant infestations are best treated by following the ant’s trail back to the colony and treating the problem at the source. The next step of our ant control process would be to seal off any/all points of entry so that any remaining ants cannot get into your home.
On the other hand, carpenter ants require a much more detailed approach. Carpenter ant control is difficult in that they typically have multiple nest/colony locations that can be found both inside and outside your home. These nests/colonies can cause wood damage, and since moist wood is typically found in previously damaged locations (i.e. places with water leaks, foundations that were exposed to the elements, etc.) they can potentially create a bigger nuisance than just having a few ants walking across your counter.