Affordable Pest Control
Ant Pest Control & Extermination Services
When dealing with an ant infestation, there are several treatment options which should be explored. The most effective and popular is through the use of a spray. This ant control is typically done to the entire home (as we do not want ants to spread to different areas) as well as an exterior application to stop any new insects from getting in. Depending on the size of the home, treatment usually takes anywhere between 20-45 minutes and will require all occupants to be out for a minimum of 3 hours. Once you return, there is completely no smell or discoloration from the application. As a result, this ant extermination method is completely safe for children and pets.
Another treatment option when dealing with an ant problem is through the use of a gel. Although this method does not usually see immediate results, it does produce the same effect. Unlike a spray, a gel application works upon the “bait” method. This attracts ants to the source where they can unknowingly bring the poison back to the nest to infect the entire colony.
Ants are found across the Durham Region almost year round. Ants always cause huge damage to homes, storages, warehouses etc. This is why you need professional ant extermination service. Carpenter ants the most popular type of ant in the Durham Region, damage wood and live within it. Carpenter ants make very distinct damage casings to wood. Ant control is key as ants attack and defend themselves by biting and, in many species, by stinging, often injecting or spraying chemicals such as formic acid.
Carpenter ants have several nests, or colonies, throughout a home and outside a dwelling as well. Queen's are rather large in shape and can be distinguished from the other ants in the colony. Carpenter ants vary in size but are all black in colour. One may be able to tell they have a carpenter ant problem by a number of ways. Noticing saw dust along floor boards or window frames may be one indication that carpenter ants are to blame.
Another indicator that carpenter ants may be in your home is actually seeing them inside your house. Although seeing one carpenter ant may be within tolerable limits, it is not uncommon for some houses to see up to twenty a day. These usually take place in the kitchen and bathroom areas as carpenter ants tend to move toward moist areas.
Another vital indicator of a carpenter ant problem that you should watch out for is the presence of flying ants outside in the spring. The Affordable Pest Control team also exterminate pharaoh ants, honey ants, and other ant species.
We also provide ant extermination services and ant control services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
Call today for an ant exterminator quote.