If an ant infestation is left unchecked it can become extremely bothersome and may cause structural damage. We provide professional and ant extermination services. The Exterminators offer pest control solutions for all ant species including carpenter, pharaoh and pavement ants. Our exterminators and licensed technicians are well trained and have extensive experience in dealing with all types of ant problems. You can contact us to acquire information on how to deal with your pest problem or to schedule a pest control treatment. Our technicians will visit your property and assess the extent of the ant infestation, identify the type of ant, its nest locations and will provide the best pest control treatment for the problem. We know that each ant problem represents a unique situation. The Exterminators provide reliable pest control service to deal with the problems at hand. Call us at: 647-496-2211
There are few main types of ants that infest properties in the Toronto area. The carpenter, pharaoh, pavement ants and the occasional Citronella ants.
Carpenter ants are large black ants. They can cause extensive structural damage to your property if their population is left unchecked.Over time carpenter ant damage can be extensive. Carpenter ants do not feed on wood but rather tunnel through it. Consequently, they leave behind particles that resemble sawdust, to create space for their colonies. Carpenter ants mostly feed on insects, plant materials and household foodstuffs. Even though a single colony might not pose serious structural problems to your property over time the problem can grow into a serious carpenter ant infestation. In most cases these ants create satellite colonies or nests in the same structure. Over time, this can get out of hand. In buildings, they make their nests in moist or humid areas such as between paneled doors, in wood cabinets near dishwashers, in damp locations behind baseboards, and in window frames. If you are starting to see carpenter ants with wings it is time to act. It means that the colony has reached maturity and is expanding.
Pavement ants are small black ants. Pavement and pharaoh ants do not pose as serious of a threat as the carpenter ant but still need to be dealt with. The pavement ant usually enters homes by the cracks that form in the concrete slabs in basements or can be found around patio areas. Pavement ants primarily feed on oils and grease. Pavement ants primarily feed on protein materials and can feed on other insects as well. They are perhaps the most common household ant pest in Toronto, Ontario.
Pharaoh ants are yellowish small ants. The pharaoh ants can be difficult to eradicate since they make their nests in highly inaccessible locations usually near warm moist areas. Dealing with pharaoh ants can lead to a serious infestation because these ants are known to break off the main nest and create satellite colonies in the same structure. It is best to leave a treatment to a professional as the wrong treatment will make the problem worse. Pharaoh ant colonies have multiple queens and worker ants can be as many as 300,000 strong.
Citronella ants are larger yellow ants. The Citronella Ant, the Latin name for which is Lasius Interjectus. The strong lemony scent they give out when they are crushed is the reason for their name. Citronella ants also emit this smell when threatened. Yellow in color, these ants are also commonly referred to as Yellow Ants, although they can be light yellow, a darker yellow or even light brown in color. Their diet mainly consists of the honeydew that is produced by subterranean aphids as well as mealybugs.
Professional Ant Extermination
Dealing with ant infestations is not an easy task and in most cases should be left to a professional. Finding and treating an ant nest can pose a serious challenge to most home owners. Our exterminators have ample experience and are able to locate nests and perform the best treatment possible. Either by placing insecticide ant bait (liquid ant bait or solid ant bait) at the correct locations around your property or by an insecticide spray and dust applications. In only a few instances will there be need to drill holes to better access the ant nest and apply pesticides.In tough situations we will use Ultra Light Volume Mist insecticide applications to kill a nest deep inside wooden surfaces. We are a fully licensed pest control company providing solutions to the even most complicated pest control problems. If you have a persistent ant problem and require information or ant extermination services please contact us, call The Exterminators for effective ant control Toronto: 647-496-2211.
Hiring a fully licensed pest control company like The Exterminators is the best solution for every ant control problem. Over the counter solid or liquid ant bait solutions do not work. The kill rate is much lower than the growth rate of the colony. Boric acid or other over the counter insecticides can work but you will need very large quantities and proper professional placement. Consequently you will be spending a fortune on insecticides and a lot of time dealing with the infestation. We offer professional and guaranteed pest control service in the Greater Toronto area.
This is a large scale carpenter ant treatment performed after drywall and insulation was removed. While ant activity was ongoing for years, the scale of the damage became apparent only after drywall was removed. The treatment was performed using ultra light volume insecticide mist, a water based insecticide spray and dust. We destroyed the ant colony using the mist and we barricaded the structure using the residual insecticides. Our treatment stopped all ant activity and eliminated the carpenter ant infestation. We were dealing with several carpenter ant colonies and in the end all worker ants and carpenter ant queens were gone.
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If ants return following service and within the guarantee and warranty period we will return at no additional cost. We work hard on keeping our customers pest free. We guarantee every service and provide extensive warranties to make sure pests are gone and our customers are happy. Call The Exterminators.
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Carpenter Ant Infestation
We hired the guys from The Exterminators for a carpenter ant problem. Dylan found and treated the nest and the problem is solved. We are very happy with the service.