Friday, April 13, 2012

Controlling Ants in Central Florida

Hiring a local pest control company that services the Orlando area can help you rid your home or office of small nuisance ants.

Controlling the 100 or so species of small ants that invade and nest inside Central Florida homes and offices is a job for the pest control professionals. These nuisance ants include but are not limited to the grease ant, sugar ant, black ant, pavement ant, argentine ant, flying ant, odorous house ant, white footed ant, thief ant, acrobat ant, citronella ant, honey ant, and the pharaoh ant.

While sometimes an inexpensive spray purchased from a local do-it-yourself home center is all you need to remove these pesky critters, oftentimes the ants will return after just a few weeks. The problem is that you've only eliminated the small ants that were visible. Scent trails still remain. Other generations will trace those trails right back into your structure. Getting into their hiding places and knowing where, how and with what to treat for infestation is why it's a good idea to hire a professional pest control company. Their years of experience treating for and eliminating nuisance ants will save you time and money in the long run.

Oviedo based Miller Enviro-Care can help you eliminate pests like small ants from your home or office. They'll bait inside cupboards, closets, window sills, attics, crawl spaces and any other places necessary to control the ants. Control can take up to 14 days. Many home owners are concerned that the pest control sprays and baits will harm the environment or their pets; however, the residential and commercial products that Miller Enviro-Care utilizes to accomplish the task of ant control are very safe towards non-target organisms such as pets and birds.

Oftentimes, do-it-yourselfers have a perpetual cycle of spraying or baiting the ants only to have them return again. By baiting only the inside of your home or office, you're simply inviting more ants over to the party. Miller Enviro-Care also baits the outside of your house or office building, around the foundation and on the window sills. This ensures that the ants on the property have access to the bait.

After letting the bait stay undisturbed for one week, giving the worker ants time to pick up the bait and return it to the nest, outdoor spraying will be done. By also spraying the outside of your home or office one week after outside baiting, this prevents the ants from re-establishing their scent trails and re-colonizing in your building. Ants know all the hiding places, like around plumbing and fireplaces, Miller Enviro-Care knows them too. They also know it's important to insure the proper penetration through the mulch and leaf litter and that monthly perimeter sprays are necessary to ensure ants will not re-enter.

Miller Enviro-Care has over 30 years of combined experience in Pest Prevention, Termite Protection, Irrigation Systems, Sod Supply and Lawn Care Solutions. Based in Oviedo, we are in business to protect the health, food, property and quality of our environment for customers throughout the Orlando area including, but not limited to Winter Springs, Casselberry, Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Lake Mary, Sanford, Apopka and Winter Park. For more information, visit or call 407-359-8888

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