No one likes fruit flies. Everyone wants them gone. Experienced technicians would go on for days about flying insect issues that are out of control due to lacking sanitation in an acct. Sanitation in all cases is the source of this fly. However, distinguishing what type of fly your dealing with is critical in control measures. Red Eyed Fruit flies are easily identified by large red eyes which are immediately visible. Preferring low levels of decomposition you will see these flies nearer to fresh product or very recent refuse. Black Eyed Fruit flies prefer significant decomposition and can be found around dish-pits, grease traps and drains where refuse is deposited during cleaning. Treatment for Red Eyed Fruit flies can usually be achieved with treatments above refuse, and below sinks. However, treatment for Black Eyed Fruit flies requires in depth treatment.
Many Pest Control Technicians have cringed at the notion of a Pharaoh Ant treatment in a single unit of a multiple unit high rise. Pharaoh Ants infest. Pharaoh Ants are TINY! But large colonies support a network that can stretch through an entire house, high rise, office, business, RV’s and in some cases storage units. Looking for evidence around wall socket plates, countertops, sinks, and cupboards can often provide evidence of an infestation. Once identified Pharaoh Ants are not hard to track. Pharaoh Ants march in a line going in either direction and can usually be followed back to a crack or void. However, this is often just the tip of the ice berg. A complete program of baiting wall sockets, wall voids and placement of mobile bait units should be followed up on at least one occasion (In all affected and all surrounding units). Once control is reached a final liquid application can be applied to prevent another outbreak. Pharaoh Ants cannot take baits available at retail stores. In all cases a professional is required to mix and apply baits appropriate for Pharaoh Ant elimination.
This is exactly what it looks like. Pavement Ants are those masses of black crawlers creeping around your patio, brick driveway, tile floor and often are the culprit behind the theft of your cat or dog food in the kitchen.Pavement Ants are generally smaller than the Carpenter Ant. However dependent on the maturity of the population Pavement Ants can be mistaken for Carpenter Ants. Typically Pavement Ants are easily eliminated as they appear. However long term control requires professional care and can be achieved through the use of baits and liquid applications.
Carpenter Ants are a big and nasty pest that can over a number of years cause damage to your home or business. Signs of Carpenter Ant intruders can be found. Looking for dead specimen (large black ant) around window sills, under sinks, around dishwashers and in some cases in cupboards and drawers. Carpenter Ants are attracted to damaged, or untreated woods and in many cases the best starting point for inspection is actually at the exterior of the home. If the nest can be located. Removal is the most effective solution.