Pest Control Cedar Falls IA

Local resource for pest control in Cedar Falls, IA. Includes detailed information on insecticide, pesticides, ant pest control, poison spray, home pest control, and green pest control, as well as advice and content on pest control products.

A1 PEST CONTROL
(319) 266-2676
2316 Clay St
Cedar Falls, IA
 
PLATINUM PEST SERVICES
(319) 236-6547
118 E 4th St
Waterloo, IA
 
Aable Pest Control
(319) 291-7200
1615 Jefferson St
Waterloo, IA
 
3GAR INC
(319) 296-3227
PO Box 2063
Waterloo, IA
 
AIRMASTER OF IOWA INC
(319) 345-2040
1021 I Ave
Reinbeck, IA
 
HAWKEYE EXTERMINATING
(319) 277-7075
1603 Scoggin St
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Terminix
(888) 304-7302
1615 Jefferson St
Waterloo, IA
Description
Terminix can help get to pests before they get to you. Get the ultimate protection guarantee – 100% satisfaction or your money back! Call today and get $50 off pest control.
Phone Hours
MON - FRI 9:00AM - 9:30PM; SAT 9:00AM - 6:00PM; SUN 1:00PM - 6:00PM

AABLE PEST CONTROL INC
(319) 291-7200
1615 Jefferson St
Waterloo, IA
 
PESTCO EXTERMINATING
(319) 291-6750
PO Box 1853
Waterloo, IA
 
Orkin - Branch #527
(877) 250-1652
1832 Fuller Rd
Waterloo, IA
Services
Termite Control,Pest Control

Ant Pest Control

Organic and chemical ant control options

While ants can actually help your yard by aerating the soil and breaking down organic matter, they can also be pests that limit the enjoyment of your time outside in your yard. When ants become bothersome, it's time to look into ant pest control methods. Most ants, including argentine ants and fire ants, can be dealt with in a variety of ways. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, can do damage to your home and should be dealt with by a professional.

Organic Ant Control

One of the most effective methods of natural ant control includes limiting the plants that attract aphids and other honeydew-producing insects. This is the most obvious food source for common ants, so making sure none of your plants specifically attract them will be a powerful first step to preventing an ant infestation.

Sticky barriers can also provide natural ant control when placed on trees and tall plants to prevent the pests from climbing up. Another simple way of controlling ants without pesticides is pouring boiling hot water into the entrance of their nests. Ants can survive underwater, so this is unlikely to kill the entire nest (as the water will cool as it travels toward the queen) but it will certainly take care of the scout ants that are usually traveling around your lawn.

Finally, you can try leaving a low-wattage light on outside overnight near the area with the most ant activity. The change in light can disrupt the ants' foraging patterns.

Pest Control Chemicals for Ants

Boric acid and diatomaceous earth are both low-toxicity chemical compounds that can be used for ant control. Boric acid can be especially effective when paired with the boiling water method - the boiling water will kill ants near the surface and even as the water cools, it will bring the boric acid deep into the nest, killing many more of the ants. You can also make a homemade chemical mixture that scout ants will bring back to their nest, thinking it's food: d...

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IA Pest Control Regulatory Agencies

Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

Laboratory Division

Henry A. Wallace Building, 1st Floor

Des Moines IA, 50301

515-281-8591