Terminix Canada’s trusted, environmentally-friendly ant removal team has helped families and businesses eliminate all types of ants. This includes removal of carpenter ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, red harvester ants, and fire ants in Newfoundland for over 20 years.
Here’s how a Terminix Canada ant exterminator can implement effective pest control solutions for your property.
Contrary to most varieties of ants that build colonies underground, carpenter ants nest within wood. While they don’t actually consume wood, carpenter ants do excavate the insides of decaying wood in order to build nests.
While they prefer to nest within dead trees, they can and will find their way into your home or deck. This seriously affects structural integrity and safety.
Effective carpenter ant control requires you to stay vigilant and remove sources of decaying wood on your property. Because the exterior wood of their nests often looks solid, carpenter ants removal can be difficult. But not when you call Terminix Canada for effective carpenter ant removal.
Dealing with this species more than any other, we know what it takes to get rid of carpenter ants in Newfoundland. We’ll advise you on a range of preventative measures that include evaluating home moisture levels and clipping tree limbs and brush. In short, carpenter ants use this vegetation as a bridge to enter your home.
The most common species of ants that you’ll see in the summer, pavement ants are most visible in the hottest months of the year. They swarm in the cracks between flat stones, sidewalks, and concrete slabs.
However, in the colder months, they’ll find their way inside structures and nest near heat sources. This means you need to get rid of them in the summer, otherwise you’re exposed to pavement ants in your house.
An expert Terminix Canada ant exterminator can make sure you don’t get pavement ants in your space. We ensure this by placing baits at strategic locations around your property. After that, we spray the foundations and likely nest locations to ensure pavement ants are unable to get in.
Among the smallest species of ants, pharaoh ants are just 1.5 to 2 millimetres long, meaning they can be hard to spot. Likewise, they can get into even smaller nooks and crannies than normal ants.
To get rid of pharaoh ants, Terminix Canada’s Newfoundland branch will inspect your property for their logical hiding spots. These include areas inside walls, splashboards, kitchen counters, and even inside wall sockets. Pharaoh ants typically nest close to food and water sources. In short, leaving food out in your kitchen is a fast way to get pharaoh ants into the house.
Luckily, their sweet tooth is often their undoing. In other words, the most effective pharaoh ants removal method uses protein and sugar baits placed near their nests. Sweets are truly a pharaoh ant killer! It’s important to note that pharaoh ants spread by budding. This means that nests can split with a new colony established elsewhere. The harmful insecticides in spray and dust form can cause more harm than good. Rather than effectively removing pharaoh ants if the infestation isn’t completely eradicated, the surviving pharaoh ants can spread out and create new nests.
Usually around 3/8 to 1/2 of an inch long, red harvester ants are seed collectors that leave behind large areas of bare soil in your yard. Aggressive defenders of their nests, red harvester ants use venom to painfully sting humans and animals they feel threatened by.
Commonly spotted in backyards and recreational areas, red harvester ants create mounds as large as 53 inches wide. This species does not invade homes and buildings but will destroy vegetation to build their nests in your garden.
Effective red harvester ant control involves the use of ant baits. Often, getting ants in a particular colony to take the bait may require persistence and possibly different baits too. Given the size of colonies plus the fact they sting, red harvester ant removal is a job best left to Terminix Canada.
Measuring from 1.6 to 5mm, fire ants – also known as red imported fire ants – originate from Europe and feature a dark coloured stinger. A highly aggressive ant species, fire ants inject alkaloid venom that causes red bumps and scarring to human skin.
Fire ants are often discovered in gardens and yards that feature nursery plants and excess vegetation. Preferring sunny conditions, fire ants prefer to inhabit dry fields and dislike shaded areas.
A professional exterminator like Terminix Canada can make sure fire ants don’t construct sandy earthen mounds in your backyard. Fire ants can dig underground tunnels up to 25 feet away from the mound. This means removal is difficult. But fear not, you can depend on our experts who’ve spent many years strategically applying baits to rid homes of fire ants and the destruction they cause.
Our range of pest control treatments are many. These include ant baits, ant traps, gel-based ant pesticides, and interior/exterior chemical spray. Above all, these are proven carpenter ant, pharaoh ant, pavement ant, red harvester ant, and fire ant killers!
Terminix Canada’s ant removal team responds to ant infestations quickly and efficiently. We perform a thorough inspection to determine the severity and source of the ant infestation in your home or business. Helping homeowners get rid of ants for over 20 years, we succeed where many fail with their ineffective, DIY home remedies.
If an ant problem is found, Terminix Canada’s Newfoundland branch will suggest one of the aforementioned targeted pest control treatments. It all depends on the type of ants you’re tackling. Each ant removal technique we employ is guaranteed to get rid of carpenter ants, pavement ants, pharaoh ants, red harvester ants, and fire ants in the province.
Our trained, government-licensed pest exterminators will protect your home or business against pests.
Our emergency team is always available to service your home or business quickly!
Terminix Canada has over 20 years of experience with pest control in Newfoundland, making us one of the oldest and most experienced pest control companies in the province.
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