ANTS

Trust Sprague for expert ant services and tips for controlling ants in and around your business.

Ants are one of the least harmful but most prolific pests.

Finding the right solution depends on identifying the type of ant that's causing the problem.

See a few ants? Assume there are more. Ants live in colonies, and it almost always takes an expert to track them to their source and eliminate the threat.

Sprague has decades of experience helping businesses stay footloose and ant-free.

Only 10% of an ant colony is visible at any given time.

KEY RISKS 

Ants seen trailing into a building are just worker ants that make up a small portion of the colony. There's more than meets the eye!

It's Murphy's Law: Ants will seek out the most difficult, inconvenient place to build their nest – like under your concrete slab, in your walls, your employee breakroom or your outdoor patio.

EDUCATION

How much do you know about ants and their habits?

ANTS HAVE WINGS.

Ant assaults can come from both ground and air. The queen and male ants have wings, although the female workers in a colony do not.

FIND THE SOURCE.

Identify ants to find the source. Carpenter ants nest in walls. Pavement ants nest under floors. Odorous house ants are drawn to moisture near water heaters or dishwashers.

KNOW THE RISKS.

Most ants are not a health risk. They don't usually have a dangerous sting or bite. However, ants and their teeming colonies can contaminate food, attract unwanted attention and damage your hard-earned image.

DIY TIPS
 

CHECKMATE THE QUEEN.

Spraying pesticide to kill a few worker ants indoors will not solve an ant problem. There are always more where they came from. It's critical to find the ant nest and eliminate the queen that produces the worker ants.

DON'T PUT OUT THE WELCOME MAT.

Ants are attracted to food, warmth, and moisture. Clean up spills immediately, take out the trash often and store food in sealed containers to keep ants at bay.

DON'T GIVE THEM A FOOTHOLD.

Trim back trees and shrubs so they don't come into any contact with your building. This will help prevent easy ant access. Seal all possible entry points around doors and windows, as well as cracks and crevices in the foundation, to keep ants out.

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