Winter is often the time we want to hibernate in our cozy houses, but when carpenter ants decide to make our home their home, we need them gone — and fast. Even in winter, carpenter ant control is a necessity for all homeowners. While other ants can only survive on the sweet foods of spring, … Continue reading Ants in My House This Winter? Say It Isn’t So!
You may not have thought about this before, but as the ant control experts, we certainly have! There are so many different species of ants out there. Astonishingly, more than 12,000 species of ants have been discovered so far. But only 100 or so of those species are found here in Canada. And of those … Continue reading What is a Carpenter Ant?
As we do with many pests, we tend to associate ant infestations with warm summer days and the fresh air of spring. Carpenter ants are a particularly dangerous pest when they get inside your home and they’ll demand immediate and professional ant control. Similar to termites, they can eat your home inside out and cause … Continue reading Where Do Carpenter Ants Go in Winter?
Despite the high level of structural damage carpenter ants can do to buildings, they are valuable insects. Out in nature, they chew wood creating tunnels to make their nests. This chewed up wood become fine sawdust, which eventually rots and provides compost for new plant growth. But when they are inside a home, they can … Continue reading Just How Destructive are Carpenter Ants?
When it comes to the damage that carpenter ants and termites cause to your home, it can be easy to get the two insects confused. And the similarities don’t stop there! Both of them look very similar and both will establish colonies inside your home. However, knowing the difference between the two is important because … Continue reading Pest Control: Difference between Carpenter Ants and Termites
Milder winters may feel like a welcome break from the colder, more familiar Canadian winter conditions. These milder conditions are the perfect conditions however for the early entry of carpenter ants into your home. During the cold winter months, homeowners get a slight reprieve from carpenter ants as they enter their dormant state for the … Continue reading Do Mild Winters Mean More Carpenter Ants?