Ants Removal

Ants Extermination

Ant belong to the family Formicidae of phylum arthropod. There are an estimated 22,000 species of ants. Ants are social insects living in colonies with one more egg laying queen.  Ants have caste system. The queen lay eggs while workers ants have their individual jobs. Small ants perform general labour, cleaning nest and collecting food. while larger ants guard the colony. Ants are the most numerous insects found nearly every parts of the earth. Like any other insects, ants have three main body parts, head, thorax and abdomen. However, there are visible constriction between head, thorax and abdomen which clearly differentiate ants from other insects.

Pharoah ants, carpenter ants, fire ants and pavements are some of the common ant’s pests found in and around residential or commercial properties.

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Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh Ants are small, about 1/16-inch long. They colored light yellow to red, with black markings on the abdomen. Pharoah Ants look similar to Thief Ants. In addition, Pharoah Ants have three segments in the antennal club. Since they are so tiny, they can travel and trail to many places. Inside, they are usually found in the kitchen and bathrooms, but workers are also commonly seen trailing along window sills and baseboards. They are seen traveling along plumbing or electrical wires, going from room to room. They are found among paper, clothes, sheets, inside curtain rods, behind baseboards, wall and cabinet voids. You can see the trails of foraging pharaoh ants where water or food sources are available. Their nests are rarely found. They are also spotted near water sources around counter tops, toilets, drains, and sinks.

Control of Pharaoh ants is difficult, due to their nesting in inaccessible areas. Treatment must be thorough and complete at all nesting sites, as well as the foraging area. Thus, treatment must include walls, ceilings, floor voids, and electrical wall outlets. Baits are now the preferred method of control for Pharaoh ants and several baits (insecticides) are labeled for indoor ant control.

A Pharaoh ant infestation of a multifamily building requires treatment of the entire building to control the infestation. In addition, insect growth regulators (IGRs) are marketed for indoor control of Pharaoh ants. The IGR is used as a bait, and ants must be allowed to transport the bait back to their nests. The IGR prevents the production of worker ants and sterilizes the queen. Therefore, it is necessary to allow up to several weeks or months

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Pharoah Ants removal

Pharaoh Ants are small, about 1/16-inch long. They colored light yellow to red, with black markings on the abdomen. Pharoah Ants look similar to Thief Ants. In addition, Pharoah Ants have three segments in the antennal club. Since they are so tiny, they can travel and trail to many places. Inside, they are usually found in the kitchen and bathrooms, but workers are also commonly seen trailing along window sills and baseboards. They are seen traveling along plumbing or electrical wires, going from room to room.They are found among paper, clothes, sheets, inside curtain rods, behind baseboards, wall and cabinet voids.You can see the trails of foraging pharaoh ants where water or food sources are available. Their nests are rarely found. They are also spotted near water sources around counter tops, toilets, drains, and sinks.

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants are small pests from 1/10 to 1/16 inches in length. They can be found in many parts of Canada. Each individual colony contains thousands of workers, multiple queens and is usually located at one particular site. White Footed Ants and Carpenter Ants can have satellite colonies or build huge nests that cover hundreds of feet.Call us for ants removal

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are usually brown or black. Some are a combination of black and orange. Carpenter ants are not very big. usually, you will see worker ants around your home. They are generally 3/8 to 1/2 an inch. These ants do not eat wood, but they do burrow in it. Therefore, they will burrow into wood furniture in your home, such as desks or cabinets. If you have a carpenter ant infestation you may find piles of wood shavings just below wooden objects like desks.

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