Of course, spotting ants inside the home is indicative of a problem. However, dead ants outside, particularly around window sills, can also help you spot a problem. Like other pests, if you see one ant, you likely have a problem. Ants leave a trail of pheromones behind them that leads other ants to the food source inside.
The ant baits and traps that are widely available on the market are not generally enough to get rid of an ant problem. To eliminate the problem, the type of ant you are dealing with must first be identified so the right solution can be applied. An Olympia pest control company can identify the type of ant in the home and will use a solution to get rid of them once and for all.
Termites are one of the most destructive pests homeowners and other property owners deal with on a regular basis. Termites cause several billions of dollars worth of damage every year and they can destroy a structure in a very short period of time. Subterranean termites are the most common type of termite found in Olympia and they survive on cellulose and moisture found in the soil and plants.
People often think of termites in their walls, but subterranean termites will start their attack from below, at the foundation of a structure. From there, they will make their way into the walls of a home, which is when most property owners realize there is a problem.
It is important to speak to an Olympia pest control company as soon as a problem is suspected. A pest control expert will place traps along the foundation of the home that contain poison. After a termite has found the bait, they will take it back to the colony and distribute the poison, effectively killing all of the termites. Liquid pesticides may also be used in areas that are not suitable for traps and bait.
Rodents are not only destructive, but they also carry several diseases and are very harmful to the health of individuals in a home or other property. Mice can enter a home through a hole the size of a dime, while rats only need a space as large as a quarter to make their way into a property. Many people simply put out poison and hope the rodents will eventually eat it and die, but this is often dangerous for people in the home, particularly pets and children.
An Olympia pest control company will know what products are safe for everyone in the structure, and for the environment, as well. While safe for humans and the ecosystem though, these products are not safe for the rodents and will get rid of them effectively.