From carpenter ants to pavement ants, the ant exterminators on our ant removal team know what it takes to wipe out ant nests and ant colonies for good.

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Professional ant removal is a necessity for any business experiencing the horror of carpenter ants and other ants appearing in your space.

Are you wondering how to get rid of carpenter ants? Ultimately, they’re attracted to the food inside your business. They contaminate food supplies, carry health risks threatening your customers and employees, and can damage the structure of your property. Not only do ants invade tiny cracks to breach your foundation, they leave scent trails so the rest of the colony can follow their lead. All of a sudden, thousands of unwanted intruders are in your space. At the first sight of any types of ants getting comfortable inside your business, call Terminix Canada for the ant control you need.

Our professional ant exterminators respond to ant infestations quickly and efficiently. Don’t rely on ineffective DIY ant killers. Leave it to our ant control and ant removal specialists who are backed by over 90 years of experience. A happy and healthy business is no place for ants. Ants will never stop trying to get into your space. So get rid of ants for good with our industry-leading ant treatments.

Common Ants Of Canada

Terminix | Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Size: 6 to 25 mm long.

Colour: Mainly black. Sometimes red and black, solid red or brown.

Behaviour: Actively feeding at night, carpenter ants are usually found nesting in wood. Not eating wood, they excavate galleries for their nesting areas.


Fire Ants

Size: 1.6 to 5 mm long.

Colour: Reddish brown with a dark coloured stinger.

Behaviour: Fire ants are highly protective over the nests and will attack people and animals. Their sting feels like a wasp sting and can be painful.


Terminix | Fire-Ants
Terminix | Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

Size: 2.5 to 3 mm long.

Colour: Darkish brown to black with lighter coloured legs.

Behaviour: Pavement ants nest outdoors under flat stones, sidewalks, concrete slabs, and along curbing. Invading businesses in search of food, they nest in walls, insulation and floors.


Pharaoh Ants

Size: 1 to 2 mm long.

Colour: Varies from golden yellow to reddish.

Behaviour: A small ant species, pharaoh ants typically nest in warm, hard to reach areas such as walls, splashboards of kitchen countertops, and in-wall sockets.


Terminix | Pharaoh Ants
Terminix | Red Harvester

Red Harvester Ants

Size: 4.5 to 13 mm long.

Colour: Orange to red or brownish black.

Behaviour: Red harvester ants gather seeds as their primary food source. They clear large circular areas around the entrance hole of their nests in yards.


Frequently Asked Questions

Helping clients get rid of ants for over 90 years, Terminix Canada succeeds where many fail with their ineffective, DIY ant repellents.

Homemade ant killers and DIY ant traps aren’t nearly as effective as our solutions. As part of our ant control, we use professional ant baits, ant traps, gel-based ant pesticides, and interior/exterior chemical spray.

Pharaoh ants are active year-round whereas carpenter ants are active in February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September. Pavement ants appear the least for a period of six months from April to September. Fire ants’ peak activity takes place in spring and fall while red harvester ants typically swarm in late summer.

Ants contaminate food supplies, carry health risks threatening your customers and employees, and can damage the structure of your property. If carpenter ant infestations go untreated, they can cause structural damage to your property over time since they nest in wood. If you’re wondering how to get rid of carpenter ants, wonder no more and call Terminix Canada. Elsewhere, the tiniest species, pharaoh ants, build nests in high-traffic areas like the walls, cabinets, and refrigerator insulation in office kitchenettes. Ultimately, all ants are searching for food. Therefore, these pests make your food preparation spaces unsanitary.

Ants are always hunting for food sources. Whether it’s a dirty office kitchenette countertop or a rogue piece of lunch left by an employee, ants will breach the tiny gaps in your property to find their way to food.

There are many ant prevention methods out there. Things you can do everyday include keeping surfaces clean, storing food in sealed containers, and sealing cracks and gaps in your foundation.

For a more permanent ant control solution, call Terminix Canada. Not only are our ant baits, ant traps and gel-based ant pesticides safe, they are proven ant killers. Our professional ant exterminators will see your ant infestation crawl away for good. This way, you can safeguard your reputation and keep your employees and customers safe.

How Terminix Canada Ant Removal Works

Ant Inspection

On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for ants, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.

Ant Defence

We’ll treat the interior and exterior of your business, targeting the ants you see and the ones you don’t. Outside, we’ll establish an effective perimeter around your property.

Ant Monitoring

During ongoing service treatments, we’ll come back to treat outside your business, fortifying the perimeter to keep you protected. Our custom ant treatments adapt with the seasons to address seasonal ant activity in your area. This way, you’re protected all year long.

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