What Commercial Property Owners Need To Know About Preventing Ant Problems


Many property owners think that ant infestations are only an issue during certain seasons. Ants can set up colonies any time of year, and it can be difficult to eradicate them. Some commercial property owners try their own pest control methods, which might include damaging ant colonies or attempting to drown ants by saturating their colonies with water. Ants usually will attempt to rebuild ant colonies that have been damaged, and ants have special bodily functions that make it unlikely for them to drown. The following points will help you to understand ways to protect your commercial property from ants.

Designated Eating Areas

You may not have thought about your employees contributing to ants. However, ants are scavengers, and they are attracted to crumbs. Employees can drop crumbs while eating or spill sugary drinks which can attract ants. Choosing to have a designated area for eating will reduce the chances of them leaving behind traces of food and drink that attract ants. Even if your employees clean up behind themselves, eating in multiple areas of the building will mean that food waste enters various waste receptacles. Ants will invade trash bins seeking food. If your employees work in a hot work environment or require hydration throughout the day, consider allowing water only outside of the designated eating area.

Routine Visual Inspection

As the property owner, you should take the time to walk around your property. This will enable you to spot signs of ant activity. Even if you notice a few small ant colonies outside, it is possible that they can create an intricate and massive underground ant colony. Also, be mindful of carpenter ants because they feast on building materials and can wreak the same type of havoc that termites do. 

Crack And Crevice Sealing

Ants can enter your property through openings. This is why your preventative maintenance plan should include locating potential intrusion points. These areas need to be sealed even if they are located outside in your pavement. Ants have been known to set up colonies in cracked paving. 

A commercial pest control company can offer you more tips on protecting your property from ants. They can also educate you on recognizing a potential ant infestation. Some ants are indigenous to certain climates, and your local pest control professionals will know which kind are common in your area. If your property has ants, professionals can get rid of them and treat your property to keep them away year-round. Companies like Chem-Wise Ecological Pest Management may be able to help meet your needs in this area.


10 April 2017

how to eliminate pests for good

Do you spend your spring and summer months battling the pests that enter your home? There are many ways to prevent the intrusion of ants, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, mice and other pests in your home. I own several rental properties that I have to be sure do not get infested with all sorts of pests and have learned a lot about preventing the intrusion to begin with. You can learn from my personal experiences and keep the pests from ever becoming a serious issue in your home. With a few minor changes to the home and working with a skilled pest control agent, your home can be pest-free forever!