Did You Know...?

Like all insects, ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints. The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight.

Ant Control

Ants – by the Thousands
Ant control can be a serious problem! If you've ever had a major infestation you know they can drive you crazy. Most are not a health hazard – except fire ants, of course. The damage in the image at the right was caused by fire ants. The culprit is in the image below.

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The Facts
There are about 20,000 different species of ants known on Earth, and they can be  found in almost every environment. They live in colonies that may include as few as several dozens or as many as several millions of individuals. Most common species in Florida either infest houses or yards, but rarely both. And then there's carpenter ants. The most commonly encountered pest ants in Florida are pharaoh ants, ghost ants, carpenter ants, native fire ants, imported fire ants, crazy ants, thief ants, acrobat ants, and big-headed ants.

Solving the Ant Control Puzzle
Prevention is the first and best line of defense against the establishment of any pest insect, including ants. Sanitation and inspection are the next pieces in the ant control puzzle. Pesticide sprays are usually a "quick fix" and ineffective in the long term because they do not significantly reduce the ant population and do not affect the queen.

Ant Baits are an Advantage
Ant baits, carefully placed out of reach of children and pets, contain slow-acting poisons and have become one of the tools of choice for professionals during serious infestations. Homeowners however, are limited when using baits from the local grocery or home improvement store. The variety of products and the level of technology available to homeowners isn't even close to what the professionals have to work with. Some baits contain insect growth regulators that primarily impact brood production and development. Some baits contain metabolic inhibitors that primarily kill the foraging workers, the brood and queen. Which type of bait fits your current problem?

Ants can be notoriously picky when it comes to baits. Different species of ants have different habits and different appetites. And they frequently change their little ant minds. In addition, some species of ants have large colonies with multiple queens. Pros know that the colony isn't dead until ALL the queens are dead.

Advantage - Professionals
You gain the advantage on the pests by hiring a professional. They understand the ants – down to the specific species. They understand the tools and technologies available. And they use Integrated Pest Management techniques. The result is the safest and quickest solution to the problem.

Russ Frank, the owner and manager of Florida Bug Inspectors (FBI), is a pro. He's been doing professional pest control in Tampa on daily basis for over 25 years. He holds every major pest control certification. In short, he's an expert. If you have an ant control problem, Russ can solve it.

Protect Your Loved Ones
Join the thousands of satisfied customers who have trusted Russ to solve their pest control problems. Contact Russ by e-mail, or call 813-727-4758.

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