Pest Management: Pest Control: Topic 1. Carpenter Ants Callback
This topic is familiar to pest control professionals. Many pest control or Pest Management companies in the United States get calls from their clients for carpenter ants. This is what is known as Carpenter Ant Callback in the field of Pest Control or Pest Management.
There are few things I want to note down to help pest control professional save time and money in this field. Knowing that a Carpenter Ant callback is an after “first” service is important. Why? Initial service includes inspection both interior and exterior perimeters. It also involves finding the source commonly known as the “Ant Nest” and deciding what treatment.
Carpenter Ants Treatment whether it is an Initial service, follow-up or a callback.
Pest Control professional or technician should always apply Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques when dealing with carpenter Ants. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on many common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. The process of treating Carpenter Ants should always follow these steps below.
Before taking action to control Carpenter Ants, first set an action threshold, a point at which Carpenter Ants populations, or environmental conditions show that Carpenter Ants control action is a must. Sighting a single Carpenter Ant does not always need control. The level at which Carpenter Ants will either become an economic threat is critical to guide future Carpenter Ants control decisions.
Identify Carpenter Ants and Monitor activity. This is a very important part. The pest control technician or professional should identity and be 100% sure that he or she is dealing with Carpenter ants. This will save the company money and time by visiting that site. Above all, it will reduce the chances of using chemicals where they are not required to hence protect over the environment.
Set steps to prevent Carpenter Ants from accessing the site. As a first line of Carpenter Ants control, pest control technician should look at the perimeters of the house or site and recommend to the client how Carpenter Ants maybe accessing his or her home. This means trees, vegetation and shrubs, dry leaves that are near the client’s wall. Clearing them and spot treating carpenter ant nest is one way to do it. This control method is very effective and cost-efficient and present little to no risk to people or the environment.
Control Carpenter Ants. Once identifying, monitoring, preventive methods are no longer effective or available and disrupting access steps show that Carpenter Ants control are present, then a pest control professional should use chemicals. Termidor and Milkron can used to control Carpenter ants.