ant control

Carpenter Ant Damage – How Destructive Can Ants Be?

If you have spotted a large ant in your house, especially during spring or fall, there’s a high chance it is a carpenter ant. In case the ant has wings, then there’s little doubt that it is, in fact, a carpenter ant. Carpenter ants are common across Canada and the U.S, and they are one…

When You Need to Call Ant Control Services

DIY extermination may seem cheaper or even easier but can quickly lead to frustration and throw money down the drain. The biggest risk with DIY ant removal is making the problem worse than it already is. Some species of ants such as Fire ants, Crazy ants, Pharaoh ants, Argentine ants and Ghost ants are notorious…

Fire Ants

Top Things You Should Know About Fire Ants

Fire ants in Canada are a nuisance for homeowners for their habit of swarming the house. These ants typically build their nests outdoors but will invade your house when foraging for food and make a habit of shuffling to and from their nest. These are opportunistic pests and will build nests close to the house…

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Learn Why Your House is Infested with Ants

Most people believe that improper hygiene attracts ants into the home. Although this is true, it is only a small part of the real cause. Ants like the same things that humans do; consistent food and water supply, warmth and safety. This combination makes any home  in Toronto ideal for ant infestation and knowing how…

How to Stop Ants from Entering My Home

If ants have invaded your home, you are not alone. Ants are a common home invader that often proves more of a hassle than you may realize. They will take advantage of it when it is damp. Pre-existing ants might advance in the home. Perhaps that is because ants seem near impossible to evict from…

Home Remedies and Carpenter Ants, Do They Really Work?

Carpenter Ants and Their Life Cycle

Ants are common household pests. Throughout many areas of Canada, you will find several species of ants, some of which invade homes. One such species of ant is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants can cause structural damages to homes since they chew through wood to build their nests and knowing how to get rid of…

How Carpenter Ants Build Nests?

Ant Life Cycle Facts

Although they are a nuisance, ants are an interesting pest. If you were to observe their life cycle and habits, you would learn that they are a well-colonized pest with an intricate work system. A colony generally consists of a queen, workers, and soldiers. The queen produces ants for the colony. Workers build an intricate…

Formic Acid and Ant Bites

The words Formic Acid are derived from the Latin root-word formica meaning ant. Formic acid is a toxic substance contained in ant venom and is used for self defense or for attacking rivals. Species of ants that produce formic acid are known as Formicianae. Not all ants have this toxin but for example carpenter ants…

Ants and Termites: Know the Differences

Carpenter ants and termites share enough similarities that people often cannot tell the two apart. One similarity they share is the ability to damage the wood of your home. From wooden floorboards to wooden support beams, carpenter ants and termites will destroy it all. Both insects can cause pretty extensive damages, but it is important…

What Are “Crazy Ants”

Crazy ants, also known as Raspberry Crazy Ants (in honor of a Texan exterminator who identified them) are a big problem for homeowners because of their overwhelming numbers. These ants are particularly destructive indoors where they can compromise the structural integrity of a house and get into appliances, short-circuiting and destroying them. Crazy ants cannot…