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Ants – the number one nuisance pest

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Issue 36, Volume 17.
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FALLBROOK - If ants showed up only at picnics, perhaps they’d be easier to tolerate. Instead, they can make their way through the tiniest gaps and appear unwelcome in most any area of the home. As the number one "nuisance pest" in the United States, ants enter homes to find food and water. This means that no matter how your home is constructed, where it’s located, or how old it is, it could be invaded by ants.

This year, as homeowners scurry around to buy traps and over-the-counter remedies, experts are leaning the other way, and advising of the newest professional treatment trend.

"We hear from frustrated callers every week who have unsuccessfully tried every do-it-yourself ant control product on the shelf," said Glen Fowler of Fowler Pest Control. "When you add up the time and money they’ve spent trying to rid their homes of ants, it would have been less expensive and a whole lot easier to call a pest professional to get it done right, the first time."

"Effective ant control begins with a professional inspection and treatments using the most technologically advanced products available," said Fowler. "Professional treatments like Phantom® insecticide and Termidor® insecticide/termiticide are both undetectable, allowing the ants to pass through the treated zone and become carriers, spreading the treatment to other ants they contact. A pest professional can apply Phantom to trouble spots inside your home, and Termidor around your home’s foundations to reach the outdoor nests where the ants live. Most ant species are controlled within a week of application."

According to Fowler, homeowner mentality is quickly shifting toward this time-efficient, affordable, peace of mind outlook that comes with having a pest professional tackle ant invasions.

Today, the sight of a pest management vehicle outside an ant-infested home signifies a determined, intelligent means of detecting and ridding a home of a pest that poses a major threat to homes, apartments, and other structures throughout the area.

Be part of the solution

Ants need food and water, and they need a way to gain access to your home. Since they can be very persistent, you need to be just as persistent by taking some simple steps towards controlling these nuisance pests. Inside: Clean up spilled food and beverages, diligently take out the trash, and rinse out jars and containers before you place them in trashcans and recycling bins. Outside: seal doors and windows, keep rain gutters clean to prevent moisture inside walls, and trim trees and shrubs away from your house.

Phantom and Termidor treatments can be administered only by licensed pest professionals who have been trained and certified to use the products. Visit or call (760) 723-2592 for more information.



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Comment #1 | Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm
You don't need any pest control company. Just buy a package of those liquid ant-bait things at Home Depot. Put one in the area you see ants. In an hour or so you'll see a trail leading from the bait trap to the ant's hidden nest.....a steady line of them.

Yes, you'll have to put up with that trail for a day or two...but after that...your ants will be gone....and the best part is they won't return because you killed the entire colony.
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Comment #2 | Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 6:13 am
No, that is only true in a few cases people spend $100.00 of dollars and many hours doing what you proclaim and is that a protien base or a sweet base depends on the time of year what are they after? Does it also take care of spiders, earwigs, etc.
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Comment #3 | Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm
Fowler Pest Control did our house yesterday with the Termidor. It took about ten hours for the last ant to disappear, and we had an army of them. I tried Lorsban, Ortho, Hotshot, etc. and then they'd show up in another room. We got tired of it.
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Comment #4 | Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 2:04 pm
i also got fed up with the ants and called Fowler it took two trips and they seem to be gone i had them in my coffee maker and that is when I was done.

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