The Argentine Ant is the most common in the Central Valley. The hot dry weather can cause them to come into homes and business in search of food and water. When they invade a structure it is not uncommon to see two or three queens walking with the workers ants. Simple killing one queen does not stop the colonies ability to breed.Because of their nesting behavior and multiple queens in each colony. The wrong type of spray or application of spray can cause the colony to split and create multiple colonies. Baits are often the best way to destroy the colony from the source.
The Pharaoh Ant is the most difficaut ant to rid of once it enters the structure. It only nest indoor in most regions of the world, especially inside heated buildings. They often choose to start colonies inside of wall voids. There can be hundreds of reproductive females in each colony. They love sweet, oily and fatty foods. Baits may work but if they are repellent baits it will fracture and split the colonies. Often the best offense is a good defense. Keeping up with a good barrier at the base of the building can stop the ants from every entering the building in the first place.
There are 30 different types of spiders in the central valley and some can lay up to 1,000 eggs in their lifetime.
One of the most common misconceptions people have about spiders is that creating a barrier should keep spiders away. With spiders long legs they are able to walk over barrier without adverse effects. A good spider treatment starts with the fence line and moves to the home making sure to treat the spiders directly. Then all the bushes, lawn and flower beds should be treated. Most companies have stopped including a flea & Spider Lawn treatment and those that do rarely use an eco treatment. We do both, making sure to treat spiders where they hide and removing the spiders food (Bugs) source.