Why Are Ants Entering Your Home?

We have all experienced ants in our home at one point or another and to say the least, it’s a complete nuisance. There is almost nothing worse than going downstairs in the middle of the night, only to find hundreds of ants crawling around your kitchen floor. This can be quite worrying and will often make us ask the question, why are these ants entering my home? (more…)

Pavement Ant Control Methods

Pavement ants are an eyesore and complete nuisance for any household. These brown or black ants hide in many places around the home and the worst part is that they can get indoors through cracks leaving a trail of destruction. The pesky ants enter the house in search of food and always leave a trail for other ants to follow.  There are many ways to perform pavement ant control. (more…)

How to Treat Pharaoh Ants

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Pharaoh ants are tiny light yellow-red in color and they have black marks in the abdomen, they are about 1/6 inch and predominantly live in colonies they can be found in buildings especially in hospitals, flats and homes where they are found in bathroom kitchen or even in walls and insulation. Pharaoh ants can cause food poisoning, typhoid, dysentery. The ants are known to build several nests making it hard to treat but here are some simple ways you can treat pharaoh ants. (more…)

Common Carpenter Ant Treatments

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There are several ways to resolve a carpenter ant infestation. First, you will need to locate the nest of the ants. To do this, one could either find the sawdust that is formed when the ants eat through their tunnels, or follow the ant trail and locate the entrance. Once the nest is found, the ant treatment should be selected depending on where it is located. (more…)

Black Ants in The House: Carpenter Ants?

If you have observed large black ants in the house, chances are you are dealing with carpenter ants. You see them marching in a long line from one point to another, some carrying particles of food. Black ants are sociable creatures who prefer to live in colonies. Most people leave them well alone because they don’t consider them pests. However that is a mistake, a small population can grow to large colony that can cause structural damage. Ant control is important to make sure the population is eliminated. (more…)

Natural Remedies to Treat for Ants

Warmer weather seems to bring all of the critters out in droves. Among them are ants. As the cold, short days of winter begin to morph into the longer hotter days of summer, ants begin to get back to work. Worker ants will begin moving around, searching for food and water to bring back to the colony. Unfortunately, this often means they wind up in our homes. Fortunately, there are some extremely easy, natural solutions for getting rid of a small ant problem. (more…)

Identifying Carpenter Ants

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When you have a pest problem in your home, it can often become stressful and make you feel rather overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. The biggest pest problems you can encounter are usually ants and roaches. When you have an ant infestation, there are several different types of ants, the more difficult ones being the Carpenter Ant. Carpenter ant control is a bit more complicated than other types of ant control. (more…)

How To Treat Pavement Ants

Small insects such as Pavement Ants may gain access to your home through tiny gaps or cracks in the foundation — mainly around doors or windows. While there are ways to deal with an ant infestation, larger infestation require the use of chemical treatments. Make sure you call a licensed ant exterminator to do the work and avoid using any types of insecticides on your own. (more…)

How To Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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A good understanding of the social behavior of ants is essential for their effective control. In order to be able to get rid of the carpenter ants and reduce their destruction is to locate their nest. This is easily done by observing the behavior and movements of the worker ants. After locating the nest, you can apply effective ways of getting rid of carpenter ants, discussed below; (more…)

Characteristics of Pharaoh Ants

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Among your everyday pests, ants on are the top of the list. They are tiny insects that are the source of irritation for many Toronto homeowners. One of the most common type of ants you will encounter in Toronto, aside from carpenter and pavement ants, is the Pharaoh ant. (more…)