Bugs of the Season
We are starting that time of year when the weather is perfect, the flowers start to bloom, and the bugs begin to increase their numbers in preparation for summer. Spring is upon us!
This time of year is the reason many of us live here and something we can all enjoy, but the problem is the bugs like this weather too. That is why you’ve hired PacWest, to protect your home, and for upcoming months we will begin laying the foundational treatments that will keep you bug free for the summer months.
Mosquitoes hatch and start biting. Wasps start new hives in your eaves. Spider eggs start hatching, spreading thousands of new baby spiders into the environment.
The young spiders will, very soon, move to a high point, create a type of parachute out of their webbing, and catch the next available breeze to your house, or bushes in your yard. This spreading of insects around the neighborhood is what we aim to stop with our spring sweeping around your home's eaves.
Argentine Ant Control
The Early Spring Foundational treatments have been done on your home last service and now it’s time for the primary Summer Ant Protective treatment. Argentine Ants are the biggest nuisance ant pests in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. The Very Large Colony of Argentine Ants extends from Northern California down through the Mexican/US border. This Massive colony has eliminated most other ant species in the area and they infests homes regularly.
Specialized Chemical Treatment
To combat these infestations, PacWest Exterminators utilizes Termidor and Alpine from BASF. These breakthrough chemicals have revolutionized Ant control through their ability to spread through a colony via the ant’s natural social behavior. This is called the Transfer Effect. As ants pass through the areas treated with either chemical they pick it up on their bodies and transfer it to other ants.
The chemical is not lethal for 24-72 hours and during that delay the chemical transfers to other ants via touch (cleaning each other, feeding each other, and communicating with each other.) This allows it to spread to ants that never came into physical contact with the treated area. These amazing chemicals eliminate large numbers of ants quickly. Also, since these chemicals are not detectable to ants, they cannot avoid it or protect themselves from these effects.
Due to the nature of these chemicals we ask all of our customers to completely avoid using any over-the-counter pesticides. The special chemistries we use are very sensitive to other insecticides. If any other pesticides is sprayed in the same area then they will not work and the ants will not be exterminated.
We want to remind you, if you are under a service contract with us and are having a problem with covered insects inside your home then please call us so we can come and treat the problem for you.
The other reason we want to ensure your Spring Ant treatment is maximally effective is because of our limited ability to use these chemicals. Termidor has a limited number of uses on your property per year. This is because it is one of the most popular active ingredients in the world and is used extensively in agricultural and in over-the-counter flea treatments.
If you partner with PacWest Exterminators then we can control your ant problems all summer long. You will never have to worry about waking up to that dreaded invasion in your kitchen or bathroom again!