Pest Control Manhattan KS

Local resource for pest control in Manhattan, KS. 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.

MC KINZIE PEST CONTROL
(785) 776-6063
1129 Hayes Dr
Manhattan, KS
 
BEST PEST CONTROL CO
(785) 776-5428
2320 Henton Rd
Manhattan, KS
 
BRINKER TREE CARE INC
(785) 539-6143
2907 Jacque Cir
Manhattan, KS
 
RANEY PEST CONTROL INC
(785) 456-2011
804 Valley St
Wamego, KS
 
SMITH PEST CONTROL SERVICES
(785) 238-7458
5610 N US 77
JUNCTION CITY, KS
 
T REX
(785) 587-8467
1228 Westloop Pl Ste 212
Manhattan, KS
 
AMERICAN PEST MANAGEMENT INC
(785) 537-9188
220 Levee Dr
Manhattan, KS
 
B D 4 DISTRIBUTING INC
(785) 539-7676
709 Pecan Cir Ste A
Manhattan, KS
 
KAW VALLEY EXTERMINATOR
(785) 456-7357
PO Box 275
Wamego, KS
 
CURT'S PEST CONTROL INC
(785) 238-1111
PO Box 1053
Junction City, KS
 

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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KS Pest Control Regulatory Agencies

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Division of Plant Health

901 South Kansas Ave., 7th Floor

Topeka KS, 66601

913-296-2263