Pests - Ants


In our country lives dozens of different species of ants. From those ant species, sugar ant, carpenter ant, as well as the latest entrance, the pharaoh ant, produce the most problems to the humans, their pets and human possession.

If you want to get rid of ants, please contact us!



Sugar ant

Sugar ant is the most common problem causing ants species in Finland. In general, it’s nest can be found outside, close to the plinth, under the stone slabs or other similar places like. Indoors sugar ant can be mostly found when it is searching food. Sugar ant is harmless, but it penetrates easily to the groceries.



Identification



Sugar ant is a 4 mm long, black ant.



Control

Outdoors, we control sugar ants only with the spraying method.

In that method, pesticide is spread to the surface with a rather low pressure (< 3 bar/atm) and with rather large drops (0,2-0,3 mm). Pesticide is also spread directly to their nest.

Indoors, we use two different methods either bait or spraying method.

If the quantity of sugar ants is small, we use a bait method.

In that method, we install bait stations to the strategic locations, that is where the ants usually operate (habit).

However, if the quantity of sugar ants is large, we use spraying method also indoors. Then, pesticide is spread to the floor moldings.

 




Carpenter ant

In Finland, carpenter ant is our most common ant species.

Carpenter ants most commonly make their nest to the lower parts of the trees. Indoors, carpenter ant can be found, when it makes a nest to the wooden structures of the building. Carpenter ant does not actually eat wood, but it builds passages to the wood material for itself.



Identification





Carpenter ant is a 6-18 mm long and mostly black ant, whose mid trunk is dark brown.



Control

If carpenter ants can be found indoors, you should immediately contact us. Each infestation of the carpenter ant is different. Therefore, also their control need to be done according to the individual plan.




Pharaoh ant





Pharaoh ant is an extremely small ant, about 2 mm long. It can be yellow, red or even transparent by its main color.

 

Control

Pharaoh ants are extremely difficult to control, but we control them with bait method.

In that method, we install bait stations to the strategic locations, that is where the ants usually operate (habit).

 


How to prepare for our pest control process?

For our pest control process to be carried out as smoothly and efficiently as possible, you shall also help us by doing some preparation work before we arrive to your location.

If we are going to use spray method, you shall…

Remove all things away from where the pest control is about to take place e.g. indoor wall or outdoors. However, large objects like bookshelves and barbeque grills do not have to be moved. You shall also take away you pets and kids. If you have aquarium, you should cover and take its filter system off before the treatment takes place.

NOTE! If you are not at home when we execute the treatment, please make sure that you have taken your pets out from your apartment and the master key of your housing company have access to your apartment. Thank you!

Please note that after the pesticide treatment has been carried out, you are not allowed to enter your apartment before 2 hours has passed by. Pregnant women, kids, pets and people suffering from asthma shall stay away at least 5 hours.

If we are going to use bait method, you…

do not have to prepare to our visit anyhow except than letting us in when we knock on your door.

NOTE! If you are not at home when we execute the treatment, please make sure that you have taken your pets out from your apartment and the master key of your housing company have access to your apartment. Thank you!