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CARPENTER ANTS, ROACHES, FLIES, BEES, WASPS, MOTHS, SILVERFISH, ANTS and others.
Attics are ideal and awesome places for animals and insects to seek refuge and build their homes. Because attics are so rarely visited, so full of clutter and warm.
Cockroaches are among the hardiest of all creatures and can enter a home through seemingly impossible gaps or through drains. They love attics because they can breed undisturbed there. The best way to get rid of them is to apply Attic Treatment at least once per year.
Carpenter ants can be considered wood destroying pests because of their ability to cause damage to wood. The amount of damage carpenter ants cause is usually far less in comparison to that of subterranean termites, however, if carpenter ant nests are left untreated and undisturbed, the shear numbers of ants can be enormous and the resulting damage caused by "mining" of wood to increase the nest can be substantial.
Once the carpenter ant colonies have been located, they need to be treated with baits or non-repellent insecticides. Only use non-repellent pesticides to kill carpenter ants. Non-repellent means that the Ants will not detect its presence and will not avoid it. In the case of baits, they will be attracted to it, and hopefully feed on it. In the case of dusts or sprays, they will not detect its presence and not be repelled.
Many carpenter ant infestations are made much worse with the random application of sprays purchased at hardware stores. Carpenter ants, as with most ants are repelled by stinky smelly chemicals, and if you spray something that repels them, near them, they will simply avoid it and move away from it. Sometimes, the ants will actually "split" their colony into several new colonies in order to survive. This is called "satelliting" or "budding". The point is that if you spray something random, without a good carpenter ant control strategy, you could be making the problem much worse and much more costly. Don't waste time and money. Call us today. We do it professionally.