Carpenter ants wreak havoc on homes in Canada year-round. The good news: They are unlikely to destroy your home since the signs of an infestation are fairly clear. For example, home, apartment or condo residents can spot ant infestations much more quickly than they spot termite infestations. Still, these ants manage to cause their share … Continue reading Can Carpenter Ants Destroy Your Home?
There are plenty of winter stereotypes. Long walks in crisp, cold sunshine. Christmas sweaters for those that celebrate the holiday, and lots of time spent indoors by a cozy fire. But ants crawling along your floor? Taking over your kitchen counters and pantry? That doesn’t sound like winter at all. Despite it being a common … Continue reading Keeping Ants Out of the Kitchen This Winter
Just when you thought ants weren’t already hard enough to control, you might come across a swarm of flying ants. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – certain ants have wings and can fly. But they won’t fly at any old time. In fact, they’re flying for a very specific reason. If you know why … Continue reading Why Are You Seeing Flying Ants in Your Home?
We think we know a lot about ants, but these impressive pests still have interesting habits and behaviours that many of us don’t know enough about. The more you know about ants, the easier it will be for you to spot them inside your home, and prevent an ant control problem before it’s too late. … Continue reading When Do Ants Breed?
There are more than 14,000 different species of ant. That’s an awful lot, isn’t it? Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about all of them. While some species of ant can quite literally eat your home inside out, there are other species that you’ll never come across. Not unless you go on vacation to remote, … Continue reading Do All Species of Ants Cause Damage to Your Home?
Everybody has a unique skill set. It’s no different for animals and insects. Years of survival instinct have been developed into essential life skills for all creatures. The same also applies to ants. Their powers are amplified by their ability to build vast colonies with large populations. Ants are experts at locating food and transferring … Continue reading Pest Control Niagara: How Do Ants Find Food?
Most of us know our fair share about ants. We can identify a couple of species, and we certainly know which ones have painful bites. We know that they live in colonies and that they are capable of transferring crumbs of food several times their own body weight. Most of us even recognize when there’s … Continue reading Truly Nolen Pest Control: When Do Ants Sleep?
Everybody knows that carpenter ants are bad news. You don’t have to be a pest control expert to know that they can cause considerable damage to your home. They chew through wood and do so at an incredible rate. You do, however, need to be able to identify them properly. They’re very easily confused with … Continue reading How to Tell the Difference Between Termite and Carpenter Ant Damage
You never notice ants during the winter, do you? You wouldn’t – they would be covered under thick snow and frozen in ice. Ants, like many other animals, hibernate during the brutal winter months to avoid the cold. They’re usually buried deep under the snow and waiting for the warmer weather when they’ll become more … Continue reading Pest Control – Why are Ants a Big Issue in Summer?
Carpenter ants are a large ant species that can be black, red, yellow or brown in colour and can typically be found making their homes in trees, wood and underground. They are expert colonizers and many colonies can house tens of thousands of worker ants. The carpenter ants live in a complex society where each … Continue reading Residential Pest Control – How Carpenter Ant Queens Build Their Colonies