Pest Control Dover DE

Local resource for pest control in Dover, DE. 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.

DAN MAR PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-1331
3307 Upper King Rd
Dover, DE
 
BURTS TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(302) 736-6563
106 ELM TERRACE
DOVER, DE
 
DAVIS PEST CONTROL
(302) 284-0792
125 FIRETOWER ROAD
CAMDEN WYOMING, DE
 
DIAMOND STATE PEST CONTROL
(302) 653-9666
PO Box 373
Smyrna, DE
 
BAILEY'S PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(302) 653-6725
1033 Blackbird Forest Rd
Clayton, DE
 
FISHER'S EXTERMINATING & PEST
(302) 674-2393
315 Raymond St
Dover, DE
 
GENERAL PEST CONTROL INC
(302) 734-5757
PO Box 1375
Dover, DE
 
WOLFE PEST CONTROL
(302) 697-8969
73 Zineyard Ln
Camden Wyoming, DE
 
ALL RID & STARKE PEST CO
(302) 284-2461
237 Yoemans Tale Ln
Felton, DE
 
COOPER TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(410) 482-2800
17254 Cool Spring Rd
Marydel, MD
 

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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