Monday, April 18, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Moisture ant identification and control
Being able to identify the ants is the the first step in controlling and getting rid of them .The winged female moisture ants are swarmers, reddish brown color and about the same size as Carpenter ant workers, and are sometimes mistaken for those ants, especially when they lose their wings. The winged males are tiny and dark brown to black, about the size of a gnat or a large mosquito.
To remove the Moisture Ants that are invading structures, you need pest controlfor ants that will cover your structure with a One Year Guarantee against Moisture Ant infestation. Moisture Ants are considered a Wood Destroying Insect by the state of Washington's Department of Agriculture. In order to put a stop to the damage, licensed pest control of experienced exterminators will conduct a state approved Wood Destroying Insect Report. This report includes a sketch of your structure and shows in detail where the ants are found, what they are affecting, why they came to that area and, most importantly, how we plan to remove them. Once the source of moisture has been identified on the inspection report, the exterminator will provide you with a copy of the report. There are many different techniques for removal, so once the inspection report is created, the exterminator discuss with you what best suits your situation and commence with the agreed upon treatment method. Once the treatment is completed, your structure is Moisture Ant free and the treatments that are used will continue to protect the structure even after the treatment is over. You may also choose to have the guaranteed protection continue for One Year with the Home Protection Plan.
Steps to Take For Effectively Getting Rid of Ants
Ampm Pest Control Technicians understand the habits of different types of ant and can offer discreet and targeted ant control. It goes without saying that all our treatments are safe for your staff and customers.
Preparing for Ant Control Service
Prior to performing this, or any service, professional pest control exterminator will generally provide you with a specific list of preparation activities to be completed before arrival. However, the following lists some of the most common requests or recommendations made by Pest control services
Because a lack of preparation could make a treatment unsafe or cause reinfestation of the entire home or building, many Pest control companies will not treat areas that are not prepared to specifications.
Friday, April 15, 2016
A CLAIM FROM PROFESSIONALS THE QUICKER THE BETTER IS TRUE OF BUSINESS COMMERCIAL PEST CONTROL OF RATS AND MICE
A rodent infestation can cost a business time, money and reputation. The ideal solution is to contact a pest control service as soon as possible.Rats and mice threaten a company’s property and reputation. AmPm Exterminators professional commercial mice inspection service is an investment. Utilize the experts service to take care of a current rodent problem. Which in turn will provide effective and proactive protection against future infestations.
Placing rat traps may be the best option only if all the holes are closed off from the outside .Preventing mice Infestation by placing physical barriers to prevent access and pest proliferation. Coupled to pro-active pest control protocols like vigilant monitoring, documentation, intervention and follow-up can be a highly effective means of pest exclusion in all types of businesses.
Rat traps should be placed along walls or pipes leading to active rat holes, near rat droppings, gnawing marks or other signs of damage, along rafters or in dark corners. Placing an empty box a few inches from a wall will create a rat “runway” from the hole to the traps.
Place single traps with the baited trigger facing the wall. Nail the rat traps in place on wooden studs or rafters facing outward to increase the success rate. If rats appear to be travelling along pipes, U-shaped pipe clamps can be used to affix the rat trap to larger diameter pipes. While eye hooks and rubber bands can secure the rat trap on a smaller diameter pipe. If rat traps are required in living spaces where children or pets reside make sure to cover.
Roof rats, as their name indicates, like high places, building their nests outdoors in trees or tall shrubs, and indoors in attics or upper levels of builings or warehouses Roof rats are very good climbers and can get into the places of business by running along tree branches, cables or wires.
Traps should be placed where the rats are. Look for signs of nesting, gnawing, and droppings. Place the traps right up against the wall in secluded areas where rats are seeking shelter and along the runways and trails the rats are traveling.
Unlike mice, rats are fearful of new things and are most likely to avoid a new trap set in the pathway. If the rodent happens to set it off ( brushing by, sniffing the bait, etc.) without getting caught, it will never come back. Because of this, it is best to place unset- baited traps first. Then when the rats get used to the traps being there put new bait in the traps and set the triggers.
Contrary to popular belief, cheese is not the best bait to use on traps. Dried fruits, unshelled nuts, or even pet food can be attractive to rats. But, be sure to attach the bait to the trap so that the rat cannot remove it without springing the trigger. The bait can be attached by tying it with thread or fine wire or even gluing it in place.
There are ways to get rid of the mice and rats, but to call on a professional will save time money trial and error and damage. When this is the case, there are a number of things to do to prepare for service, to ensure the treatment is as effective and long-lasting as possible.
Prior to performing this, or any service, professional commercial pest control will generally provide a specific list of preparation activities, “prep,” to be completed before arrival. However, the following lists some of the most common requests or recommendations made by – and should also be followed prior to using any over-the-counter pest control products. When using any pesticide, read and follow all label directions and safe-use guidelines prior to purchase and use.Because a lack of preparation could make a treatment unsafe or cause rodent reinfestation of the entire home or building, many Pest control companies will not treat areas that are not prepared to specifications.
Make sure that all food that is not in a can or jar is stored in the refrigerator or heavy plastic container for at least two weeks following service. This includes chips, candies, nuts, cereals, breads, any grain-based food, pet foods, etc., that are normally stored in upper or lower cabinets, on counter tops, or on top of the refrigerator. Although usually bagged, rodents can chew right through plastic bags to get to foods.
Business owners should repair any holes in walls, around baseboards, or doors that don’t seal properly; apartment residents should report these to management for repair. Mice can enter through gaps as small as 1/4 inch and rats through holes as small as 1/2 inch in diameter.
Remove all items from the top of the refrigerator and from directly underneath the kitchen sink to allow access to these areas.
When the Pest control arrives, discuss the situation, making note of areas where mice or signs of mice have been seen.
The rats mice exterminator may be setting and placing any of a variety of baits and traps. These should not be touched or disturbed during or after the service.
For ongoing control, clean, sweep and vacuum the home regularly. Take out trash on a regular basis, keep lids on trash cans, and keep area as clean as possible.
Eliminate any unnecessary storage including boxes, paper, and clothing as rodents (and other pests) will take shelter here, gnaw the items to make their nests, and even breed in such undisturbed areas.In order to achieve control, the mice (or rats) need to be attracted to the rodent bait and traps that the pest exterminators service uses. Following the steps listed above, the Pest control can more effectively get rid business of the problem, and maintain a rodent-free business.
Seattle Ampm Commercial pest exterminators specialize in several , including rat removal and mouse control, rodent damage control, rodent management, rodent prevention, residential and commercial rodent control. Our certified Commercial pest control specialists and pest exterminator operators are trained with the most advanced rodent control techniques, ranging from rodent control through trapping to rodent damage repair and rodent prevention,
Commercial Office Buildings, Hotels, Hospitals, and Retail Stores. Commercial buildings are constructed from types of materials and design methods that vary greatly in the degree of susceptibility to rodent infestation (for example, metal and concrete versus wood). Most structures eventually become less rodentproof due to deterioration, alteration, or repair. Heating, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical service, and fire sprinklers provide some of the most commonly encountered rodent entry points.
Rats, mice and other rodents can become a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and household pets, rodents can also cause property damage and contaminate food sources. specializes in rodent control and removal to help get rid of rodents in homes or businesses. A variety of lethal and non-lethal techniques, including exclusion, habitat modification, and trapping are available that may effectively control these pests.