Citronella Ant Control Toronto
Citronella Ant Control Toronto. The Citronella Ant, the Latin name for which is Lasius Interjectus, are named thus as they give out a strong lemony odor when crushed. They 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. We offer fully guaranteed ant control Toronto services.
The worker ants of this species are approximately 4 to 4.5 millimeters in length while the queen ant is double the size of the worker ants at 8 millimeters. There is also a smaller species that are found along with this species all across North America.
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The good thing about citronella ants is that they do cause any destruction on the property front nor do they attack the food that humans are interested in. These ants are therefore only considered a nuisance species and simply interfere with our routine by hovering about the property. However, there are times when large colonies may exist nearby, due to which huge populations of these ants are seen moving around on your property. This is when professional extermination may be required.
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Appearance and Characteristics
Citronella ants are actually named Large Yellow Ants. The tag of citronella has been attached to them due to the strong citrus odor they emit from their bodies. This smell gets stronger when the ants are threatened and is at the strongest when the insects are crushed.
The large citronella ants measure between 4 and 4.5 millimeters and the queen ants measure double that size. The queen ants and their male counterparts are known as swarming ants and while the rest of the worker population are mostly subterranean and stick to their territory below the surface, the winged swarming ants, also known as swarmers, tend to invade our spaces.
If these ants have built their colonies beneath buildings and homes, the winged reproductive ants swarm into the space above, entering through cracks in the slabs or ducts. This is when they cause a major nuisance, and it is indeed disconcerting to see hundreds of winged ants take over your space.
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Citronella ants are never found foraging inside homes or office spaces because their diet doesn’t include any of the items found here. So while you may see other ants going after the sugar or spilled drinks or just about anything else they might find, citronella ants stay underground – in the literal sense – and feed on a strict diet.
Their diet mainly consists of the honeydew that is produced by subterranean aphids as well as mealybugs. These are the only things citronella ants feed on, which means that they are not interested in the food we consume at all.
Citronella ants build their colonies within the soil and therefore subterranean. The soil or mulch under stones, building slabs and logs are their favorite locations to set up a colony.
Citronella Ant Extermination
Since Citronella Ants are subterranean, the need to exterminate them rarely arises, unless there is some excavation going on and you come across a large ant colony. The other instance where urgent extermination may be required is when the swarming ants invade your home or office space. In such cases, calling on the services of a professional citronella ant extermination service is highly recommended. Call The Exterminators for comprehensive pest control Toronto solutions:
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