smheaderfinal-new

S&M

Treatments

Perimeter Insecticide Treatments

The most commonly used method for controlling carpenter ants is treating the perimeter of a home with a dust or spray. There are several products available for this type of application, but Suspend SC, Talstar Concentrate and Cynoff WP are the best. When used in accordance with their labels they "work well. However, these treatments do not keep ants from entering a home from overhead trees and power lines. Also, as a standalone treatment, they rarely eliminate ants inside voids and walls.

Interior Void Treatments

The treatment of interior wall voids has become more popular with the availability of insecticide dusts and the introduction of foaming applications. The efficacy of dust depends on ants ignoring the presence of the dry insecticides and walking through them, contaminating the ants' bodies in the process. Ants then ingest the insecticide while grooming. (Ants, carpenter ants groom themselves and each other.) If dusts are not applied properly, ants and other insects simply detour around the insecticide. To apply dusts properly, an electric duster or bellows duster (such as the Crusader Duster) must be used. You need to use either Drione Dust or Delta Dust for carpenter ant infestations of interior wall voids. Drione Dust works well in a dry environment, but Delta Dust is the best where there is any sign of moisture. Delta Dust is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide dust that is water proof.
One limitation of this control method is that the dust must be placed directly onto the pathway used by the ants. If, for example, the dust is placed on the floor plate and the ants are using an electrical conduit located three inches above the plate as their pathway, control will not be attained. This means simply that dust is an excellent tool, but should be used along with other control methods, not as a "stand alone" carpenter ant eliminator. Another problem with using dusts is their sensitivity to high moisture conditions. Dusts have a tendency to cake or crust when they get damp. This makes them ineffective since ants can then walk across them without picking any up on their bodies. Only Delta Dust is water proof.

Contact S & M Exterminating Co. to schedule an inspection!

S&M Exterminating Company is a second-generation family business located in Woodbridge, NJ. The corporation started operating in 1964. Since then, the owners of S&M Exterminating have successfully expanded their residential and commercial service base to include the entire state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.

“We treat your property as if it were ours.”

IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO CUSTOMER SERVICE INQUIRIES, TERMITE, CARPENTER ANT & BED BUGS SPECIALISTS, RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL / INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED BUSINESS, HOME INSPECTION SERVICES, REAL ESTATE INSPECTIONS, LICENSED TECHNICIANS

Pest Library

Professional Affiliations

pestpac mds njaa irem
npm
community bbb

Contact Us

 

 Phone
 732-636-8811

 Address
 737 St. George Ave
 Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Regions Served

 State of New Jersey

 Eastern Pennsylvania

    Why Choose S&M Exterminating Co.?

    S&M Exterminating Company is a second-generation family business located in Woodbridge, NJ. The corporation started operating in 1964. Since then, the owners of S&M Exterminating have successfully expanded their residential and commercial service base to include the entire state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.

    “We treat your property as if it were ours.”