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Ant Treatment: When to DIY and When to Call the Pros

May 16, 2022

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Ants are a common household pest. Unfortunately, they can be annoying and challenging to get rid of. Many people try to treat an ant problem on their own, but this can often be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous. 

In this blog post, we will discuss when it is appropriate to DIY ant treatment and when you should call the professionals. We will also provide some tips for getting rid of ants safely and effectively.

There are a few different things to consider when deciding whether to treat ants on your own or call the professionals. The first is the type of ant you are dealing with. If you are dealing with carpenter ants or fire ants, it is best to call the professionals. These types of ants can cause damage to your home and can be difficult to get rid of. On the other hand, if you are dealing with a different kind of ants, such as sugar ants or Pharaoh ants, you may be able to treat the issue yourself.

Another thing to consider is the size of the infestation. If you only have a few ants, it is probably safe to try a DIY treatment. However, if you have a significant infestation, it is best to call the professionals. A large infestation can be difficult to treat on your own and can often require multiple treatments.

Homeowners use several methods to treat pesky ants, such as baits, traps, and sprays. However, these methods are often ineffective and sometimes even dangerous. If you decide to treat ants on your own, it is essential to use a safe method for your family and pets.

Finally, you should also consider the severity of the infestation. If the ants are causing damage to your home or posing a health risk, it is best to call the professionals. On the other hand, if the ants are just a nuisance, you may be able to treat them on your own.

If you decide to DIY ant treatment, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  • Make sure to follow the directions on any products you use.
  • Be sure to treat all areas where ants are present.
  • Be sure to monitor the situation and retreat as necessary.

If you decide to call the professionals, they will likely use baits or sprays to get rid of the ants. They may also use dust or gels. These treatments are usually more effective than DIY treatments.

When it comes to ant treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Consider the type of ant, the size of the infestation, and the severity of the infestation when deciding whether to DIY or call the professionals. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with a pest control professional. They will be able to help you determine the best course of action for your specific situation and help you get rid of your pests once and for all. 

Established in 1997, family-owned and -operated Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions has served numerous customers throughout the mid-south area of Olive Branch, Mississippi. We lead the mid-south pest control industry through community education, affordability, and top-notch customer service. Visit our website for more information or call (901) 377-9915 to schedule an appointment today.


Termite Swarming Season: Things to Know

May 10, 2022
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Termite season


Termite swarming season is an annual problem that occurs during the spring season and typically lasts five to six months. Therefore, it’s crucial to be prepared before termites start to swarm and invade your property.

The termite swarm originates when many winged termites leave their existing colony to create a new one. The newly-formed colony then marches together to explore their new home. It’s quite a sight to see dozens of termites swarm and descend upon a house. 

A swarm of termites is the first method of alerting a homeowner about the presence of termites on their property. Swarms are usually easy to identify since they are dark in color and have two wings equal in size, measuring an inch long. Flying ants are often mistaken for termites, but ants have a constricted waist, and termites do not. Additionally, termite wings are uniform in size. 

Unfortunately, there aren’t many ways to prevent termite swarms. However, there are preventative measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of an infestation:

  • Ensure there is no wood to soil contact around your property. 
  • Repair crevices and cracks in the foundation of your home.
  • Keep the gutters and downspouts free of debris.
  • Install termite shields around the foundation of your house. 

Termite damage can be devastating. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, the best thing for you to do is call a pest control company that specializes in termite control. The professionals at Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions will eliminate so you can live and work comfortably. Our exterminators are also available to evaluate the future risk of infestation and set up a maintenance plan.  

Call us today at (901) 377- 9915 or email us at For more information about our services, visit our website.


Why Termite Inspection Matters When Buying a New Home

May 3, 2022

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You finally found the perfect house, and it checks all the boxes on your list. But before you sign those papers, take a minute to make sure your house doesn’t have any hidden issues. Did you know that termites damage approximately 600,000 homes per year in the United States? Before buying a new home, a termite inspection is a must-do for several reasons.

Termites, also known as white ants, are wood-destroying insects. They are not dangerous to humans, but they are incredibly hazardous to your home due to the amount of damage they can cause. Down to their bones, most homes are constructed of wood, which is the favorite snack of a termite. They consume wood from cabinets, joists, walls, papers, boxes, and books in homes. They are even known for destroying shrubs, trees, and other foliage surrounding your home.

Even though the average cost of termite damage repair is $3,000 and termites cause over $5 billion in property damage annually, no federal law mandates a termite inspection when buying a home. However, many lenders do require one. Your mortgage lender might request that you obtain a termite clearance letter before closing on your home.

After visiting the property, a pest control company provides a termite clearance letter and inspects the home for termites and termite damage. The inspection takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the home’s size. The inspector will need access to the entire house to inspect for visible signs of termite infestation, such as damaged wood, mud tubes, or droppings. 

Even if your mortgage lender does not require a termite clearance letter, there are several reasons to get a termite inspection before you purchase a home.

 Typically, homeowners insurance does not cover termite damage, so remedying any underlying issues through the home’s sale negotiations will save you money. The inspection cost is small compared to the cost of repairing a termite problem down the road.

 Additionally, you may have active termites in your new home that your untrained eye cannot detect. Your licensed termite inspector can detect the presence of these pests before the damage is visible to the untrained eye. Termites can be present in the home for up to five years before the colony is large enough to cause significant damage. 

 The good news is that even if termites are detected on the property, not all is lost. Your professional can use termite removal methods to remedy the problem, maintain your structure’s integrity, and prevent future outbreaks.

Count on Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions for your termite inspection and prevention services. We have been keeping homes and businesses in the mid-south area bug-free for over two decades. In addition to eradicating pest problems, our highly trained exterminators can identify ways to protect your building from future infestations. Contact us for a free quote today!




Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions
6229 Hwy. 305 N. Suite J
Olive Branch, MS 38654
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