I was in dire need of pest control in NYC a little earlier in the year. I hate seeing ants. They’re small and easy to kill, but when there are a lot of them, they can be a real problem. They were getting into my home and I couldn’t tell where they were coming from, because they were so small and could fit into any crack. I tried to follow them to see if they had a path, but I couldn’t figure it out. I sprayed around the home, and that got rid of them for a while, but then they came back in greater numbers.
I searched around the home outside, and found a few ant hills, which I then sprayed with pesticide. The ants still didn’t die, and they even made more hills. These ants were so annoying, so I caved and called pest control on them. I showed the pest control workers the ant hills and they used their pesticide to spray the hills. They also put these special baits into the ground for the ants to feed on. Once the ants feed, they would take the bait back to the queen and share it with the rest of the colony, causing them to die.
On the inside, they put down some pesticide along the corners of the windows and on the baseboards of the house. After that day, I didn’t see any more ants in my home, and the ant hills stopped appearing. The existing hills had become dried out, and I brushed them away with my lawnmower while I was outside doing lawn work. Now, since it’s summertime, I have another problem on my hands. There are wasps flying around, and they’re trying to make nests on the outside of my home. I’ve been spraying the small nests with pesticide before they get bigger.