An infestation of Carpenter Ants in a Tree Stump

An infestation of Carpenter Ants in a Tree Stump

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Having a tree stump in your yard can lead to a host of problems that involves the infiltration of unwanted pests or species of insects. Well in the beginning,  you might think that nothing can happen since they are in a tree stump calm but the stump may well serve as a bridge for pests to enter your garden and eventually lead to your home. Ants, in particular, carpenter ants are a huge problem as they like to tunnel themselves in creating nests for the colonies. Carpenter ants unlike termites do not eat the wood but they are capable of tunneling their way in any wooden structure. It is best to contact professional carpenter ant exterminator Toronto in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home ant-free as soon as possible!


Homeowners are increasingly bothered by their constant need for foraging food and when the elements are not working together such as when the temperature is very dry or wet the carpenter ants may be looking for shelter indoors looking for sources of water and nourishment. The difficulty of spotting carpenter ants is that these insects are nocturnal meaning that they partake in their activity during the night when humans might be sound asleep. There are some methods to prevent them from entering your home.  

Make sure that there are no plants next to the foundation of your home and mulch close to the entrance of your home as these usually provide shelter for the hundreds of carpenter ants roaming on your property. In general, carpenter ants may find cracks, crevices, and holes through which they can enter. To resolve this problem it is advised to hire a reputable pest control service based in the Greater Toronto Area to deal with this problem effectively. On arrival, the technician will perform an exterior inspection to determine entry points that may be prone to and infiltration and will make recommendations to seal them up before starting the treatment which is environmental-friendly and does not use harmful chemicals. You could hire an external tree service professional to remove the tree stump to further prevent infestation into your property as well.

Due to the challenges faced everywhere through the consequences of the novel COVID-19 our technicians at The Exterminators have taken up extra measures in making the procedure as comfortable and safe as possible. Due tackle the ant problem, we have started using a special formulation that is proved to be non-toxic to the ones living around you and your environment. In addition we have started wearing protective gear upon request to prevent the propagation of the coronavirus. 

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Joe The Exterminator
Joe The Exterminator

Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.