Pest Control Rapid City SD

Local resource for pest control in Rapid City, SD. 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.

BATWORKS
(605) 721-4564
2416 CAMERON DRIVE
RAPID CITY, SD
 
C&S PEST CONTROL
(605) 343-7399
3011 Stockade Dr
Rapid City, SD
 
PENNINGTON COUNTY WEED & PEST CONTROL OFFICE
(605) 394-5320
3607 S HIGHWAY 79
RAPID CITY, SD
 
1 Affordable Pest Control Co.
(605) 545-3200
Box 3391
Rapid City, SD
Alternate Phone Number
605-545-3200
Services
Pest Control, Pest Exclusion, Fumigation, All Insects,Rodents & SNAKES

All Seasons Pest Control
(605) 716-PEST
PO Box 932
Rapid City, SD
 
ATWATER CHEMICAL SERVICES
(605) 342-1163
1802 W Fulton St
Rapid City, SD
 
QUALITY CONTROL
(605) 394-2556
510 N Cambell St
Rapid City, SD
 
WHITEY'S PEST CONTROL
(605) 342-0200
PO Box 2052
Rapid City, SD
 
ABSOLUTE PEST CONTROL CO.
(605) 721-0133
P.O. Box 3391
Rapid City, SD
 
BROWN COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE WEED & PEST
(605) 626-7120
1019 FIRST AVE SE
ABERDEN, SD
 

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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SD Pest Control Regulatory Agencies

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

Foss Building

523 E. Capitol

Pierre SD, 57501

605-773-3724