Professional Ant Control For Your Home
Ants may be small, but they can cause big problems. In fact, they are thought to cause up to $20 million in property damage every year in Canada.
When ants enter your home through tiny cracks, they leave behind a scent, so other ants can follow the trail to food. Unfortunately, that trail often begins at a nest.
If the ants nest outside, they can damage lawns and gardens. If inside, hidden in your walls or foundations, ants can damage the structure by chewing wood, insulation, and electrical cable.
Some species of ant also inflict painful stings, with the ant venom causing some people to develop inflamed skin and experience cramps and headaches.
As well, a few species, such as pharaoh ants, spread diseases such as salmonella, staphylococcus, and clostridium, which may cause botulism.
Ants are unsightly and will contaminate your food. Some ant colonies can also grow exponentially quickly, making them even more difficult to eradicate.
Most do-it-yourself pest treatments only kill the ants you can see – in reality, hundreds more of the pests could be on their way. To truly end the infestation and prevent ants invading your home in future, you need a professional pest control service.
Frequently Asked Ant Treatment Questions
How does Orkin Canada get rid of ants on my property?
Before your Orkin Canada technician starts your ant program, he/she will inspect the situation in order to positively identify the type of ants i.e. species. This is done to ensure that not only will the correct solution be implemented, but also that the particular attractant drawing ants to your property is identified.
What treatment options does Orkin Canada offer when treating for ants?
The solutions used to solve your issue depends upon the ant species and extent of the problem. There are a variety of solutions available for your ant issue. These can include everything from bait and dust solutions, occasional spraying or a combination of the different options.
Can the treatment options be harmful towards me and/or my family?
Every option has the potential to be harmful if it is not applied according to label requirements. However, your Orkin Canada technician is well experienced with all solutions used within Orkin Canada’s ant program. You can rest easy knowing that your knowledgeable technician will safely implement any solutions in order to manage your ant problem.
How can I ensure ants will not come back?
First you will need to determine why they are there – food, water and shelter is what is attracting them on your property. Simply doing small things such as cleaning up food crumbs and spills, storing food properly in tight closing containers especially sweet foods, sealing cracks and crevices in walls, baseboards, subflooring and walk ways to prevent nesting can make a difference in preventing a future ant infestation.
Dealing With Stubborn Carpenter Ants? We Can Help!
Carpenter ants are some of the most frustrating ant species to deal with on your own. They nest in moist woods such as within porches, windows, and inside roofing. While they feed on other insects, they are not fun to have around, entering through cracks and other openings or via branches that rest on the roof. Capable of chewing through wood almost like a termite when building their nests or tunnelling, they can be a nuisance. Our services at Orkin Canada not only mitigate the survival of carpenter ant colonies but also can prevent future infestations from occurring.
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