Most Common Types of Ant Infestations in Toronto:

Carpenter Ants in Toronto

Carpenter ants are larger sized ants, from 3-13mm size. Typically they are black colored, but can also be red shaded. You will find Carpenter ants both inside and outside in areas that have a lot of moisture. Many people equate Carpenter ants almost to Termites. However the comparison is only superficial. While termites eat wood, Carpenter ants do not. Instead Carpenter ants will cut tunnels/galleries into dead wood or soft wood to create their nests. Wood carving by carpenter ants usually produces small wood shavings.

In terms of behavior, Carpenter ants are typically highly active in evening, when they will look for food (regardless of indoors or outdoors). Carpenter ants are sensitive to pesticides. If they detect repellent or insecticide near their nests, they might just simply scatter and move to a new location within your premises. This actually makes eliminating and controlling them much more harder. Ant baits tend to do well here, however you may need to be much more strategic about where/when to place.

In the short term, Carpenter ants will not cause massive damage to the structure of a building or property. However, left for a long time, the results can be highly damaging to catastrophic. Understand the problem, and call Toronto’s Carpenter Ant removal specialist, Pesticon.

Pavement Ants in Toronto

Pavement ants are small ants typically found in concrete, pavements and cracks. They tend to nest outdoors but will often invade homes and businesses in search of food. Pavement ants tend to prefer sugars, grease, bits of meat and other food waste. These ants usually form trails and ‘conveyor belts’ of food going from properties back to their nests.

Because they come from outdoors, you can try disrupting pavement ant trails using repellants and pesticides. However results maybe limited since the ants can scatter and find another entrance. A professional from Pesticon can help track down the infestation, seal any cracks and apply a treatment that is backed by our guarantee.

Pharaoh Ant Control in Toronto

Pharaoh ants are tiny creatures, less than 2mm in length. The have a yellowish appearance that marks them different from other ants. These ants tend to get inside areas related to building maintenance and heating in order to take shelter from Toronto’s cold. These ants are highly resilient and because of their size can get into even the smallest of nooks and crannies in your home or business. If you have an infestation, it becomes even harder to control because Pharaoh ants tend to have multiple queens. Pesticide or bait food will have mixed results – to comprehensively remove your Pharaoh ant issue, speak with Pesticon today regarding a solution.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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