Ant Control Toronto

Ant Removal in Toronto Ants are among the most common pest problems in the world. While you can try to get rid of ants on your own, but sometimes the ants quickly come back. The problem is, getting rid of the current ant infestation doesn't really get rid of the ants. If you are reading this, you have probably come to the conclusion you need to contact a professional pest control company. Sometimes, permanently eliminating an ant infestation requires expert knowledge. A professional exterminator can apply the right treatment to get rid of the species of ant infesting your home or business. In this article, we'll go over the different species of ant that can invade your home. We'll also discuss the preventive measures you can take to ensure ants do not return following your pest control treatment.

What are Pavement Ants ?Colour: Pale brown to black. Size: From 2.5 mm to 3 mm long. You'll typically find these small, dark ants building nests in the cracks of sidewalks and driveways. They'll also build their colonies under logs, rocks, and patios. But, they often find their way into your home. Pavement ants thrive on every type of food, from sweets to protein and fats. Sometimes, pavement ants have their nest outside and only creep inside to find food. Other times, they've built a nest inside an interior wall. Moreover, a pavement ant colony can be quite extensive, including more than one queen. It can take more than one professional treatment to completely get rid of these ants, we inspect the areas where ants have been seen to confirm activity. Please contact us for professional ant control for your home or business.

What are Carpenter Ants ?Carpenter ants vary in size and can be anywhere from 1/2 - 5/8 long, you'll find them infesting wooden window and door frames, and the wood framing of a structure. Outdoors, carpenter ants can damage wooden fences and decks. Often, these ants are mistaken for termites. But, unlike termites, carpenter ants don't eat wood, rather, they build tunnels and nests. Like other ants, carpenter ants feed on crumbs in your kitchen. These ants can access window and door frames from the outside. They can also get into the wood framing of a building by crawling through wiring and plumbing ducts. If carpenter ants are not exterminated, they can do significant damage to your property. They can build nests inside your walls, making it impossible for you to find them. Call us to speak with one of our experienced carpenter ant exterminators.

What are Pharaoh Ants ?Pharaoh ants are notorious indoor pests, these ants are tiny and are pale gold or light brown in color. They can become a serious problem since the colony has many queens and multiplies very quickly. Pharaoh ant nests can be very difficult to locate. These ants originate in the tropics but have spread all over the world. As tropical species, they thrive in the warm comfort of a home. They can't survive outside over the winter in warm climates and need a relatively humid environment. Pharaoh ants eat anything but especially love sweets. These are some of the most difficult species of ants to control since their nests are well-hidden behind your walls. Contact us immediately after identifying a pharaoh ant. While seeing few ants may seem harmless, the pest reproduces rapidly. Do not spray the ants, spraying typically worsens the problem.

Preventing Ant InfestationsWhile a pest control technician can apply treatments to kill the colony, it's up to you to deprive the colony of food. This is true of any type of ant infestation.

First of all, keep your kitchen clean. Don't leave dishes in the sink, and sweep up any crumbs. Secondly, put all of the food in your cupboards in glass, plastic, or metal containers. Take cereal out of the boxes and put it in a plastic container. Sticky bottles of honey and syrup should be placed in the refrigerator. The goal is to keep the ants out of your food. If you have a pet, don't leave bowls of dry food out.

You'll also need to take out the trash every day, and also keep your outdoor trash tightly sealed.

Ants also do not like certain odors, such as cloves, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Leaving a few cloves, bay leaves, or cinnamon sticks in your cabinets can help to deter ants.

You'll also need to find any entry points into your home. Your pest control company will likely include this in their treatment. Entry points can be a small crack around a window, under a door, or up through wires and pipes. Some of these entry points can be blocked with caulk or spray foam.

Another possible entry point is tree branches touching the building. Trim branches away from the building to prevent ants from climbing up branches and into the building. Finally, do not store firewood, scrap wood, or boxes around the outside walls of your home.

Contact the Best Ant ExterminatorMost serious ant infestations need the services of a professional pest control company. Professional ant exterminators have the know-how and the latest treatments to get rid of ants permanently. For example, a professional has the expertise to find nests inside and outside of the home. Your ants could be sneaking in from a nest outside in a tree, under a fence, and under the ground.

If you find ants swarming over the food in your cabinets and crawling all over your countertops, call a professional. In the meantime, clean your kitchen and store all of your food in air-tight containers. Once the exterminator arrives, they'll use chemicals or gel that are harmless to you, your family, and your pets.They may also spray around the outside of your home, and look for any entry points the ants are using. They'll also look for ant nests outside, and treat those too.

Be aware, it will probably take more than one treatment to completely eliminate an ant colony. This is especially true of pavement and Pharaoh ants that have more than one queen and breed quickly. It's always possible that a few ants survive the first treatment, and will continue to breed.

Hopefully, you now can identify the type of ant in your home, and you understand how to prevent and get rid of ants. Ants can be persistent, so if you haven't done so already, contact us to schedule a treatment to get rid of your ant problem.

When to call a ant exterminator ?The best is to call us as soon as possible. We service the Greater Toronto Area, call us now 647 849 4441

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