Ant control related issues are one of the most common calls we at Meryl's Termite and Pest Control. Ant control issues are not just during the warm spring and summer months in the Ocala and Lady Lake region. Different species are more active during certain times of the year. For example, spring and summer are Fire Ant season. Fire Ants, being tropical in origin, because less active and hibernate during the cool winter months. However, during this time, anywhere from November thru January, becomes Ghost Ant season. Another evasive ant species that seems to make it's most abundant activity during the winter months by coming on the inside, looking for warmth, food, and water. Dealing with this ant species can be tricky, as a repellent spray will only make the bud out into other parts of the home, making the problem even worse than when it started.
Ant control in general can often be difficult because of their complex social structures, foraging habits and nomadic nesting tendencies. It often will take a few follow ups get get the situation under control. It is important that an Integrated Pest Management approach be taken. During the initial inspection It's very important that we at Meryl's Termite and Pest Control follow certain steps when accessing an ant control issue. These steps include locations of ant activity, correctly identifying the ant species(vitally important), nest location, or locations(whenever possible), and conditions conducive to ant activity.
Once we gather the information mentioned we can begin to implement our (Integrated Pest Management) ant control strategy. In certain cases we would use a combination of spraying and baiting, while others may be baiting alone, and still while other ant species may be controlled by spraying alone. This is why ant control, (and pest control in general) is so important Florida, several different kinds of ant species, many of them being invasive, as well as a mild sub tropical climate. This makes ant control and fifty two weeks out of the year job for Meryl's Termite and Pest Control.