Safeguard Pest Solutions is now open and operating as an essential workforce.
For everyone’s safety, we are practicing social distancing and all Executive Shelter-in-Place orders. We’re all in this together, and we want to thank you for your continued trust in us. The health and well-being of your home and family is our top priority. To help mitigate the spread of coronavirus, Safeguard Pest Solutions will continue to provide top quality pest control services while adhering to all official safety guidelines.
SAFEGUARD YOUR HOME FROM ANTS
Ant Control, Extermination & Prevention Services
Successful carpenter ant control depends on eliminating the parent colony, which is usually located outdoors. Finding and treating as many satellite nests as possible is the key to carpenter ant control. Sometimes, a property can have several nests beside the main colony site. Because it can be difficult to detect these all at the same time, an ongoing pest program will ensure that any activity is addressed immediately to keep the population under control.
Let Safeguard Pest Solution deal with the problem. The best method for controlling an indoor ant colony is through persistent approved insecticides directly on the colony. We have the proven insecticides and the training to safely use them.
Despite claims by manufacturers, commercially available ant bait stations are simply not that effective. Ants are clever creatures and will simply not take the bait.
It’s always advisable to call and hire a professional when using an insecticide to kill carpenter ants, especially if you have pets or children. Chemical treatments are the most effective when dealing with these pests. They are however toxic and should be treated with care and respect. Safeguard Pest Solutions can help. Get in touch by calling us at 231-903-0063.
Amazing Ant facts
Ants are one of nature’s greatest success stories. For every human, there are about 1 million ants. They are the longest living of all insects. A queen ant was recorded to have lived for 30 years in its natural habitat in Idaho, USA.
Ants are strong… very strong. The Asian weaver ant can carry weights more than 100 times their own body weight, upside down on glass!
Ants are found on every continent on Earth except Antarctica. The vast distribution of ants is rivaled only by that of humans.
Common West Michigan Ants
Carpenter ants are one of the largest and most common ants in Michigan. Unlike termites, they only nest in wood and do not eat it.
When a colony grows too large they can devastate patches of your lawn, or burrow into your home looking for food or new locations to start colonies.
Ants can suddenly appear in your lawn if you haven’t taken any preventative measures, and you have well-drained, dry, warm soil.
More ant information coming soon!
How to Find an Ant Nest
Finding an ant nest can be difficult. Begin by observing where you see the most ant activity. See where they are going and where they are coming from. Ants are great at keeping their home tidy. They quickly remove any excess debris, wood shavings, and dead co-workers from the nest. In many cases, nest debris accumulates in basements beneath the nest area, so look for accumulations of coarse sawdust along basement walls.
Use Bait to Discover Where the Nest Is.
Try This: Mix 4oz of grape jelly with 1 teaspoon of ground up, dried pet food. Put a teaspoon in a bait jar and watch them carry the food back to the nest.
We are a family-owned and operated pest control company that provides safe and high-quality pest control. We use odorless spays and/or baiting systems, live trapping, and organic solutions to help safeguard your home from all unwanted pests at reasonable rates.
SAFEGUARD PEST SOLUTIONS
PEST ELIMINATION PROGRAM
Keep the pests out with Safeguard’s Pest Elimination Program.
The PEP program is designed to keep bugs where they belong – outside of your home! The PEP Service targets the exact treatment formula and rotation schedule needed to keep your home free from pesky home invaders such as ants, stink bugs, spiders, wasps, Japanese beetles and more
If you have any problems inside your home while signed up with PEP, Safeguard will take care of you at no extra costs. And—in addition to this great value, we’ll happily remove any unwanted wasp, bee and yellow jacket nests. Need pest control? Safeguard Pest Solutions is here for you.
(PEP does not include pests that can be carried in by pets or loved ones such as fleas, ticks, bed bugs, and similar. We are happy to discuss included and non-included services prior to sign-up.)
PEST FREE PROPERTY
Eliminating bugs, bees, termites, rodents & other pests require specialized knowledge. Safeguard Pest Solutions has the knowledge to help you take back your property and enjoy it again – inside and outside. Whether your property is residential or commercial, we are trained in pest control and extermination services and are here to help you with pests like:
Bugs • Rodents • Ants • Wasps & Bees • Mosquitoes & Ticks • Spiders
What Are Some Safe Home Ant Solutions?
Pour hot soapy water into the anthill. Use a mixture of 1-2 teaspoons of a mild Dawn dish soap with 1 gallon of hot water. Slowly pour the soapy water solution down each anthill. The hot water mixed with soap will kill most of the ants in the colony. Be careful when using this around plants as the soap and especially the hot water can damage your plants.
Orange peels and vinegar can make an excellent ant-repellent spray. To make the ant repellent mix equal parts vinegar and water. Add two to three orange peels. Bring the mixture to a boil then turn the heat off. Allow the orange peels to steep in the solution overnight. The next morning pour the mixture into a spray bottle. There may be some debris on the bottom of your pot, try NOT to get these in the spray bottle. The debris may clog up the spray bottle. Be sure to give it a good shake and spray away.
Use clove or citrus essential oils to kill ants and prevent them from coming back into your home. Soak a cotton ball with oil and apply it around the areas you think ants are entering your home. Keep doing this every 3 days until you don’t see any more ants.