Put Ants Out of Business

Last Updated: July 26, 2021

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Ants are everywhere. You find them around your home or trailing along the sidewalk in search of the nearest dropped crumb. And unfortunately, these small but mighty pests will follow you to work, too. With plenty of protected hiding spots, commercial properties can become a home for ants to settle down.

While ants may be small in size, their colonies can grow to more than 500,000 individuals. With this many soldiers marching around your property, it’s no surprise they can be notoriously difficult to control. That’s why prevention is key to keeping an ant introduction from turning into a full-scale invasion.

Inspecting your facility is the first step to controlling ant populations. When walking around your property, look for potential entry points and check the exterior for foraging ants, loose piles of soil, debris and cracks that can let ants inside. Make sure to seal cracks, gaps and holes in doors, windows and walls, and install or replace door sweeps or weather stripping that wears down with time.

A comprehensive, daily sanitation routine can also help defeat an ant army. Tell your staff to keep food in sealed containers, and make sure all food preparation and dining areas are cleaned properly. Emptying wash bins and trash cans can also help discourage ants from finding food sources around your business.

To prepare for potential ant invasions, download our “Ants Small but Mighty guide as your go-to ant defense.

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Alice Sinia Quality Assurance Manager – Regulatory/Lab Services

Reviewed by Alice Sinia, Ph.D., MSc on July 25, 2021 .

Master of Science Degree in Pest Management (MSc.) – Simon Fraser University; BSc. (Hons) Biological Sciences (Entomology & Parasitology) – Makerere University; Advanced Level Certificate of Education – Trinity College; Ph.D. – University of Guelph)

With more than 20 years of experience, Alice is responsible for the management of the Orkin Canada Quality Assurance Laboratory located at our GTA Training Centre. She performs analytical entomology (investigates product adulteration using biochemical and comparative tissue methods), and provides technical support in pest/insect identification to branch offices and clients nationwide. In addition, Alice also prepares scientific reports for Orkin Canada clients, updates Orkin management on any changes or updates to any government regulations pertaining to the pest control industry. Alice also performs quality assurance account compliance audits.

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