Ant Control Toronto
Ant Control Toronto services by The Exterminators. Effective and reliable pest control treatments by licensed exterminators. We provide pest control and extermination services across the Greater Toronto Area. As part of our ant control solutions we use a combination of techniques to deal with an ant infestation. Baiting, spraying and dusting appropriately will guarantee results for a longer period of time and make sure you are not going to deal with ants again. We back every ant control treatment with a written guarantee and a 6 month warranty.
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH ANTS WE CAN HELP
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.
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There are few main types of ants that infest properties in the Toronto area. The carpenter, pharaoh, pavement ants and the occasional Citronella ants.
TYPES OF 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 panelled 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 through 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.
IF ANTS RETURN WITHIN THE CONTRACTUAL PERIOD SO WILL WE.
If pests 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 for Ant Control Toronto solutions.
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.
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Hire The Exterminators we provide 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.
How Serious is an Ant Infestation?
Ants may seem more of a nuisance than an actual problem. They are so small that many people wrongly assume that they are insignificant and can’t cause much harm. Aside from the fact that they are annoying and hard to get rid of, what possible harm could they do? The truth is, even the smallest of ants can cause big problems.
For starters, carpenter ants and pavement ants can cause structural damages. Carpenter ants love to build their nests within a wooden structure. Although they prefer soft, rotting wood, such as what you would find inside a rotting tree stump or tree trunk, they will invade your home, too.
They will quickly get to work chewing through wooden structures to build a place they can call home. As the colony grows, the damages they create can also grow. A large colony of carpenter ants can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your home. If you listen carefully enough, you may even hear a faint rustling sound, which might be the sound of them chewing through wood behind your walls.
Pavement ants prefer pavement, or concrete. They can create damages to your sidewalks, foundation, and driveway. Like the carpenter ant, a large colony of pavement ants can quickly create concerning damages. Make sure you address an invasion of ants as soon as possible rather than waiting to see if they might cause problems for you.
Keep in mind that there are also ants that will bite or sting you. They will use their powerful mandibles to bite, which may cause pain and irritation. Ants that sting can cause pain and irritation, too. Fire ants, for instance, can leave a burning, stinging feeling behind that causes significant discomfort.
Rather than dealing with a potential problem, hire a professional to eradicate ants from your home or business. We can send our highly skilled professionals to deal with the problem. They will locate the nest and take care of it for you. They ensure that no member of the colony survives so you do not have to worry about re-infestation.
Call us today to book an appointment. Our Skilled Technicians can deal with your ant problem.
What Attracts Ants?
Like any living creature, ants need food, water, and shelter. Although ants will typically stick to building outdoor nests, they may create satellite nests within your home. If necessary, they will build their main nest within your home, too. They usually build the nest behind walls, under floors, or in some other safe, unseen area.
While they may not need your home as a source of shelter, ants will seek out your home to find food and water. Usually, living among humans provides ants with plenty of food and water. Having ants in your home does not mean you live in filth, either. In fact, even the cleanest of homes can have an ant problem.
The smallest of stray crumbs that fall to the floor can serve as a meal to an ant. Also, moisture will attract ants. If you have pet food bowls, leaks in your bathroom or kitchen, or moisture left in your sinks and tubs, it will attract ants. Make sure you develop a strict regimen to help make your home less attractive.
Wipe your countertops and stove religiously to remove stray food residue. Also make sure you sweep and vacuum to remove any stray crumbs. Wipe up the inside of your sinks and tubs as soon as you are done using them to remove excess moisture. Fix leak in your kitchen and bathroom. Place all food in tightly sealed containers, too.
Search your home for places that might give ants entry into your home. For instance, look for the smallest of cracks and crevices. Fill any openings you find with caulk. Also, make sure you tightly seal your doors and windows so ants cannot get in. If you notice gaps or cracks around your door and windows, you may need caulk and weather stripping.
Do Not Just Spray Away
It might be tempting to spray the first ant you see. Ultimately, you want to see ants dead and gone from your home. The feeling is perfectly understandable. Although it might seem hard to do, the best course of action is not to spray live ants you see in or around your home. Sprays only work to kill ants that you see immediately. However, there are still several more ants waiting back at the nest.
The live ants back at the nest will simply send more ants to your home in search of food and water. The goal is to keep ants you see alive. A professional will use those live ants to track down the location of the nest. Afterward, one of our professionals may use bait, which can eliminate an entire colony.
When using a bait, you may notice a significant increase in ant activity. The very sight may seem like something out of a nightmare, but it is best to wait patiently. The ants will swarm the bait and take it directly back to their nest. They will feed it to the queen, which will kill her and the remaining members of the colony.
Make sure you do not trust baits and sprays you find in stores. Although some of them might work to kill a few different species of ants, they often do not work well. Also, if you cannot properly identify the species of ant in your home, you may end up using the wrong spray or bait. Rather than wasting money on an ineffective method, make sure you call us for help.
We can provide you with professional ant control services to eliminate an invasion of ants in your home. Our trained exterminators will offer their wisdom and professional approach to make sure you do not have to live with ants disturbing you daily. Even after we eliminate the nest, we continue to make sure ants do not return. The goal is to get them out and keep them out.
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