Many people try to get rid of sugar ants with over the counter baits and sprays prior to calling us. The problem is that over the counter baits are usually too strong, causing a large initial die off - which signals a stop feeding behavior in these ants.
Over the counter sprays are worse, the chemical compounds in over the counter sprays are repellent. They get rid of Sugar Ants, killing some, but chasing the rest away and splintering the nest. Instead of having 3 to 20 queens nesting together you could very well have 3 to 20 separate nests in different areas of your home.
In both instances, you may seem to get rid of Sugar Ants, but that does not mean they are no longer in your home.
We use slow acting baits with no fumes or odors. We place them in cracks and crevices the ants can get to, but that are safe from children and pets. Foraging ants pass these materials back into the colony killing other workers and egg layers.
We combine these very effective professinal baits with super low toxicity, no odor, no fume, non-repellent sprays that the ants cannot sense applied to the exterior. Together these really get rid of Sugar Ants.
Due to their habit of re-infesting, and the fact that your ants may be part of a much larger super colony, we often recommend follow-up services to get rid of Sugar Ants for good and to prevent your home from being re-infested from this pest.