Best Ant Control Services Toronto
Pesticon is the best ant removal solution to ant problems in Toronto.
Whether you’re having issues with carpenter ants, acrobat ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants or any other variety – our trained techs will find the central nest, satellite nests, track the queen and exterminate your ant problem.
We have been removing ants for the past 15 years across the Greater Toronto Area, including Toronto, North York, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Scarborough, Oakville and more. Our service is fast and efficient, contact us today to get a resolution immediately.
When you live close to the natural habitat of ants, you can get your house contaminated by them, and it may be a good idea to call a professional ant removal specialist for help with this issue. It is essential to look at different ways of getting rid of the problem and research your options.
Ants may be interested in entering your home because they are attracted to its warmth and the food that may be available in the house. The first thing you can do to get rid of ants is to find out where they enter the property so you can take adequate measures to eliminate their entry passage.
Cornmeal is known to kill ants who can’t digest it, and if one of the ants carries it to the queen, she will be dead too. In some cases, this works, and in others, it doesn’t, providing only a temporary respite to the issue of ants in your house. Making sure you try other things is, therefore, essential. Ants don’t like smelly stuff, so you can try leaves of basil and ground cinnamon to repel them.
If you need professional support, you can rely on the help of highly qualified professionals. Get rid of the problem without causing damage to your property and wasting your time trying natural ‘remedies.’ So call our number, and let’s start our collaboration to keep your house ant-free.
Ants Removal Problems In Toronto
Ants are seemingly harmless pests that will slowly increase in number in your home or business. Typically it starts with a small colony, a few workers and then multiplies. Ants can find their way into your property through cracks, windows, doors, and gaps. They are typically looking for food, grease, and things to eat. Ants usually make their way to storage areas such as food closets and pantries, as well as in dining and kitchen areas.
Ant nests will form pretty much anywhere on your property – it can be in the walls, the foundations, gaps, cracks, basement, etc. The total ant population in an infested property can reach from the hundreds of thousands to over a million. When it gets this serious, it is tough to remove.
A few ants always mean that there will be more to follow – when tracking food, they leave trails using pheromones, which causes the ‘clustering’ of ants. A nest will multiply as satellite nests are formed. The queen can live from 7-15 years; this is a long time to increase your ant problem in your living area.
Remedies For Ant Control
The key thing to understand about removing ants is that there are differences in how different ant species respond to pest control treatments. A Pesticon technician is able to tell right away what type of ant is causing issues for you, trace the nests, track the queen and set about delivering our pest ant control Toronto. The process is fast, efficient and we guarantee our results.
If you use home remedies, there are a number of over-the-shelf treatments available. However, the problem is that they only typically kill the ants that are visible in your home or business. Most of these methods are not able to get to the source: the queen and the colony. Which means that it will be a long drawn out affair by the time you are rid of your ant problem.
Here Are A Few Tips You Can Try As A Home Remedy In 2020 (Results May Vary):
- Put away food and materials that attract ants, clean up crumbs and other things that invite infestation
- Seal the holes in your property to prevent nests from spreading
- Use cornmeal, this is usually not digested by ants, so if they consume a lot of it, it may kill key members of the colony
- Get help cinnamon or basil which repels ants
- Try over the counter chemicals and traps (effectiveness may vary)
Or trust the professionals and call Pesticon for guaranteed results and a solution to your Ant control Toronto. Your home will be cleared – we guarantee it!
Pesticon offers the best pest control services in Toronto that our backed by our 6 months guarantee. We will visit your property free of charge if your pest problems persist as your satisfaction is our number 1 priority!
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Who We Are
Pest control is an important practice that ensures that our homes and business premises are safe and enjoyable to live in Toronto pests such as mice, bed bugs, termites and ants are the most common insects that invade homes.
If your house or business premises is infested by any of this, consider seeking help from experts. Our unique standards in service delivery have set us apart from the rest.
Our contribution to comfortable stinging insects-free housing enabled us to earn an honor of A+ rating according to the Better Business Bureau and a HomeStars rating of 9.9. We provide reliable pest control services that you can trust.
The company has experienced and highly trained professionals who have the skills to eradicate any type of pest in your compound. Pesticon is fully registered and it legally operates in Toronto and in few parts of GTA.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF ANTS AND HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM
Ants are a social insect that comprises over 13,000 species living in large colonies, which can consist of thousands or even millions of individual ants with one or two queens that lay eggs. They are the most successful animals on earth because they are almost found everywhere except in the high Arctic, Antarctic, and some islands.
They are called odorous ants because they release an awful smell of rotten coconut when crushed. They are known to make their nest in homes and in excavated soil and they can live for several years. An Odorous and does not cause structural damage to buildings but can contaminate food.
Color: Dark Brown to Black
Size: 1/6 inch -1/8 inch
Habitat:Their nests are found in cracks, holes where pipes and wires enter the house, and excavated soil.
They are industrious ants that can cause serious damage to your home. Signs of a carpenter ant include sawdust close to or beneath decayed woods.
Color: Reddish Black
Size: 5/8 inches in size
Habitat: Carpenter ants usually build their nests outdoors in different decayed woods around the house and they enter the house through cracks and holes where pipes and wire pass through into the house.
These ants discharge a stale odor when crushed and can contaminate food but they don’t pose danger to health.
Color: Dark brown
Size: 1/4inch - 1-6 inch
Habitat: They harbor colonies in the moist environment near a source of food
Red Fire Ants
As the name suggests, these are ants that have two nodes on their thorax making them different from other species. The males are usually black; they only come out during mating swarms and die thereafter. When their nest is disturbed they fight back with a painful sting that gets swollen and becomes a boil.
Color: Dark Reddish Brown
Size: 1/8-3/8 inches long
Habitat: Fire ants create nests outdoors in open sunny areas or in the soil near the foundation of a building. They can gain access into the house through cracks or holes in the building structure and nest under floors and behind walls.
These ants, as the name suggests, are called pavement ants because they can make their nest inside a pavement or underneath it. They don’t pose danger to health but can contaminate food.
Color: Darkish Brown to Black
Size: 1/8 inch long
Habitat: They make their nest inside or underneath a pavement through cracks even concretes and can damage structure by boring holes through them.
These ants got their name from the habit of the forager (worker) how it runs in an uncontrolled manner when searching for food. They don’t pose a danger to health but if they gain entrance into a building they can cause damage.
Color: Dark brown to Black in color with a Gray glint.
Size: 1/16-1/8 inch
Habitat: They nest outside in the soil surface underneath an obJect or close to foundations of a building but these run into homes during autumn or shortly after the rainy season because these seasons reduce their food supply.