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

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Professional ant control is a necessity for any homeowner experiencing the horror of carpenter ants and other ants appearing in your home.

Ultimately, ants are attracted to 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 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 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 ant treatments.

Common Ants Of Canada

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.

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 homes in search of food, they nest in walls, insulation and floors.

Pharaoh Ants

Size: 1mm 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 your yard.

Frequently Asked Questions

Helping homeowners 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. 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.

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. 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.

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.

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 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.

How Terminix Canada Ant Control 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 home, 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 home, 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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  • A Google User ★★★★★ a month ago
    I had quite the build up of ants and spiders in the basement and Terminix came and took care of everything. They also explained to me what they were doing as they … read more were doing it. They also had an eco friendly option which we loved!
  • Avatar Beverley Heilbron ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Overall a very professional organization. I had contacted two other exterminators who never responded to my request. Terminix responded within 24 hours the technician … read more was very helpful and even provided his phone number so that I could text him if the problem persisted. The good news is I no longer have a wasp issue
  • Avatar meron tesfay ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I had quite the build up of ants and spiders in the basement and Terminix came and took care of everything. They also explained to me what they were doing as they … read more were doing it. They also had an eco friendly option which we loved!

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