Terminix Canada’s trusted, environmentally-friendly ants removal team has helped families and businesses eliminate all types of ants – including common pharaoh ants, pavement ants, and carpenter ants in Ontario – for over 20 years.
Here’s how a Terminix Canada ant exterminator can implement effective pest control solutions for your property.
Among the smallest species of ants, pharaoh ants are just 1.5-2 millimeters long, meaning they can be hard to spot and can get into even smaller nooks and crannies than normal ants.
To get rid of pharaoh ants, Terminix Canada will inspect your property for their logical hiding spots, including inside walls, splashboards, kitchen counters and even inside wall sockets. Pharaoh ants typically nest close to food and water sources, so leaving food out in your kitchen is a fast way to get pharaoh ants in the house.
Luckily, their sweet tooth is often their undoing, as one of the most effective pharaoh ants removal methods is using protein and sugar baits placed near their nests. Sweets are truly a pharaoh ant killer! It’s important to note that pharaoh ants spread by “budding,” meaning that nests can split and establish a new colony elsewhere. In other words, the harmful insecticides in spray and dust form can cause more harm than good rather than effectively removing pharaoh ants if the infestation isn’t completely eradicated, as the surviving pharaoh ants can spread out and create new nests.
Contrary to most varieties of ants that build colonies underground, carpenter ants nest within wood. While they don’t actually consume wood, carpenter ants in Ontario do excavate the insides of decaying wood in order to build nests.
While they prefer to nest within dead trees, they can and will find their way into your home or deck, seriously affecting structural integrity and safety.
Effective carpenter ant control requires you to stay vigilant and remove sources of decaying wood on your property. Because the exterior wood of their nests often looks solid, carpenter ants removal can be difficult – at least when you don’t call Terminix Canada for ants removal of carpenter ants in Ontario.
The most common species of ants that you’ll see in the summer, pavement ants are most visible in the hottest months of the year swarming in the cracks between flat stones, sidewalks and concrete slabs.
However, in the colder months, they’ll find their way inside structures and nest near heat sources, meaning that you need to get rid of them in the summer, otherwise you’re open to pavement ants in house.
An expert Terminix Canada ant exterminator can make sure you don’t get pavement ants in house by placing baits at strategic locations around your property and spraying the foundations and likely nest locations to ensure pavement ants are unable to get in.
Our extensive range of pest control treatments – including ant baits, ant traps, gel-based ant pesticides – are all safe, and proven carpenter ant, pharaoh ant, pavement ant, flying, and fire ant killers!
Terminix Canada’s ant exterminator team responds to ants in house quickly and efficiently, performing a thorough inspection to determine the severity and source of the ant infestation in your home or business. We’ve helped homeowners get rid of ants for over 20 years – succeeding where many people fail with their ineffective, DIY home remedies for ants.
If an ant problem is found, Terminix Canada’s ant exterminators will suggest one of the aforementioned targeted pest control treatments, depending on the type of ants you’re combating. From emergency fire ant control to ant prevention measures, each ant removal technique we employ is guaranteed to get rid of fire ants, pharaoh ants, pavements ants and carpenter ants in Ontario, without compromising the safety of homeowners or the environment with Band-Aid solutions like harmful pesticides.