Let Our Ottawa Ant Control Team Solve Your Ant Problems
Ottawa ant control is a necessity for any homeowner experiencing the horror of carpenter ants and other ants appearing in your home.
Are you wondering how to get rid of carpenter ants? Ultimately, they’re attracted to the food inside your home. 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 in your home, call Terminix Canada.
Our professional ant exterminators respond to ant infestations quickly and efficiently. Don’t rely on ineffective DIY Ottawa ant killers. Leave it to our Ottawa ant control and Ottawa ant removal specialists who are backed by over 90 years of experience. A happy and healthy kitchen is no place for ants. Ants will never stop trying to get into your home. So get rid of ants for good with our industry-leading Ottawa ant treatment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why Should I Hire An Ant Exterminator To Get Rid Of Ants?
Helping homeowners get rid of ants for over 90 years, Terminix Canada succeeds where many fail with their ineffective, DIY ant repellents.
Homemade Ottawa ant killers and DIY ant traps aren’t nearly as effective as our solutions. We use professional ant baits, ant traps, gel-based ant pesticides, and interior/exterior chemical spray.
In What Months Are Ottawa Ants Active?
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.
What Problems Can Ottawa Ants Cause Me?
It all depends on the species. The most destructive is the carpenter ant. If infestations go untreated, they can cause structural damage to your home 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 your kitchen. As for red harvester ants, they excavate bare areas of soil in your backyard. Ultimately, all ants are searching for food. Therefore, these pests make your food preparation spaces unsanitary. That’s why Ottawa ant removal is imperative.
Why Do I Have Ants Inside My Ottawa Home?
Ants are always hunting for food sources. Whether it’s a mere pet food crumb, a rogue piece of fruit or a dirty kitchen countertop, ants will breach the tiny gaps in your home to find their way to food.
How Can I Stop Ants From Getting Inside My Home?
There are many ant prevention methods out there. Things you can do everyday include keeping home surfaces clean, storing food in sealed containers, and sealing cracks and gaps in your foundation.
For a more permanent Ottawa ant control solution, call Terminix Canada. Not only are our ant baits, ant traps and gel-based ant pesticides safe, they are proven Ottawa ant killers. Our professional ant exterminators will see your ant infestation crawl away for good.
Our Ottawa Ant Control And Ottawa Ant Removal Works In Three Easy Steps
On your initial service, we’ll hunt high and low for ants, documenting our findings in a comprehensive inspection.
We’ll treat the interior and exterior of your home, targeting the ants you see and the ones you don’t. Outside, we’ll establish an effective perimeter around your property.
During ongoing service treatments, we’ll come back to treat outside your home, fortifying the perimeter to keep you protected. Our custom Ottawa ant treatment adapts with the seasons to address seasonal ant activity in your area. This way, you’re protected all year long.
Common Ottawa 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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