household ants have quickly become public enemy Number One
in our business. Over the past several years, St.
Louis weather patterns have changed. We experience
warmer winters, more rain in the spring and higher humidity
levels during the summer. The weather, more than any
one reason, affects insects, particularly ants.
homeowners have experienced and tried to deal with an ant
infestation on their own...... and failed. The first
step in eliminating invading ants is a
thorough inspection of the property. The inspection
will locate foraging trails, ant colonies and any conditions
conducive to an infestation. The results of this
inspection will be discussed with the homeowner. Your
United Spraying Service technician may suggest that
overgrown vegetation be trimmed away from the home or that
rotting wood be replaced. In most cases, a general
pesticide application will be the solution. However,
in severe ant cases, we will use the chemical Termidor,
which is a termiticide licensed to use around the perimeter
of the home. Only licensed pest control operators who
have been certified can apply Termidor. Termidor is an
extremely effective treatment in the war against ants.