Pest Control Services
Ant Pest Control in Edmonton
- Carpenter Ant Suggested Treatment
- Moisture Ant Suggested Treatment
- Lawn Ant Suggested treatment
- Pharaoh Ant Suggested treatment
- Ant Facts
- DIY – Do it yourself tips – Ant
- Ant FAQs
Carpenter Ant Suggested Treatment
Carpenter ants require both an inside and exterior spray treatment. The interior treatment entails preparation as well as abandoning the area for 4 hours. The outside must also be prepped for a spray treatment so that the technician may spray it without being obstructed. Depending on the level of infestation, the technician may need to inject insecticidal foam into the walls. This means a pin-sized hole (1-2 millimeter diameter) needs to be drilled into the wall so the tip can be inserted. This isn’t sealed after the treatment is done. It is recommended that the lawn is cut prior to the treatment so that the technician can identify where the external nest is. If you have a cedar house, the soffits, eaves, and siding must be sprayed as well. For this sort of problem, we recommend getting an external treatment done annually to prevent future infestations.
Professional services like Ecopest are required to call when the problem gets out of control. We are the leading pest control service for ants control Edmonton. We have extensive expertise dealing with all types of ant control Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon and Canada, as indisputable specialists in pest control service.
Moisture Ant Suggested Treatment
Internal home spraying, external perimeter home spraying, and occasionally foamy application, most frequently in the basement, washroom.
Lawn Ant Suggested treatment
- External perimeter spray of house
- Blank front yard and back yard spray, cover all anthills, all the perimeter
When a pest problem becomes out of control, it is necessary to contact a professional agency such as Ecopest. We are the most trusted pest control company. As the undisputed experts in pest control service, we have considerable experience dealing with all sorts of ants control Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada.
Pharaoh Ant Suggested treatment
- Pharaoh ants are usually much harder to manage than other ant species due to their dispersing ability.
- Control of the ants indoors, is accomplished through an indoor baiting program. Include baits in wall voids and attics.
- Only about 5% of a pharaoh ant colony’s workers are out foraging for food at any one time.
- Continue the baiting program for several months, even after the ants seemed to have been eliminated as they may be simply relocating. It can take up to a year to completely eradicate pharaoh ants.
Carpenter ants, which make their nests in wood, inflict the most damage. Their nests can be found in house walls or roofs, fences or decks, or trees, but they will even construct hills in the ground. Large black ants are the most common kind. There are numerous types of carpenter ants, but if the consumer is reporting huge, black ants, it is most likely carpenter ants. A common sign of carpenter ant infestation is sawdust from the ants excavating their nests. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood, they only build in it. Another common sign of infestation is the sudden appearance of many winged ants. Any kind of ant can develop wings. The winged ants are scouts looking for a new nesting site. They appear when a nest has reached a certain size and level of maturity that it needs to expand and develop secondary nests. Often the customer will not have noticed any ants before the appearance of the winged ants.
Infests buildings as well. They prefer damper environments such as basements or regions that have seen floods or water damage, although they may also be found in dry locations. Moisture ants are significantly smaller than carpenter ants and hence do not cause as much harm, although they will behave similarly. They will make nests in walls of buildings, but rather than seeing signs of sawdust, the customer may see what seems to be sand, which is particles of wood or dirt that are very small because of the size of the moisture ants that were doing the excavating. Again, moisture ants may first be noticeable when they produce large numbers of winged scouts. The treatment is the same for moisture ants as for carpenter ants.
Lawn or Pavement Ants
If there was an ant infestation in the surrounding lawn, flowerbed, or garden areas that were not handled, ants may infest buildings. The ant population just grows to the point that it begins to infiltrate the house. Ants can be treated with spraying, and anthills can be treated by dusting the hill with insecticide dust. If the customer wants anthills dusted, he or she should flag them somehow if they are not going to be home so that the technician doesn’t miss any. Especially after rain or after the lawn has been mowed, it can be difficult to find anthills. Less common are pharaoh ants, which are extremely tiny and infest buildings. Bait must be used for pharaoh ants instead of spray because they are extremely sensitive to chemicals and will sense a spray application in the vicinity and will scatter, spreading the infestation.
Pharaoh’s ants are little; bright yellow to red, with black patterns on the abdomen. Pharaoh ant colonies can have up to 300,000 members and many queens — exceptionally huge colonies with millions of workers and thousands of queens. Colonies are regularly relocated, and this activity frequently foils eradication attempts. Pharaoh ants forage long distances, and establish scent trails. Workers tend to trail along edges of door moldings and baseboards and use electrical and telephone wires to gain assess into rooms and between floors. Pharaoh ants typically establish themselves in areas near moisture, such as the kitchen or bathroom. They travel from room to room within the walls via plumbing pipes and electrical wires. They feed on a variety of foods, including baked goods, soft drinks, greases, meats, sweets, fruits and scavenge on dead insects. Pharaoh ants are usually much harder to manage than other ant species due to their dispersing ability.
While there are a variety of do-it-yourself ant control treatments in the market, efficient control involves the use of a professional pest control service like Ecopest to manage the infestation and prevent a recurrence. Our service professionals understand and can give discreet and targeted ant controls over the many varieties of ants. For ants control Regina, we are the most trusted pest control company. As the undisputed experts in pest control service, we have considerable experience dealing with all sorts of ants control Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and throughout Canada.
Ant activity may be reduced by practicing good housekeeping, such as sweeping and cleaning the basement or other disused areas of the property, as well as clearing wood heaps and tall grasses away from the residence. Spray both inside and outside the residence to deter future intruders. For labeled pesticides, contact Ecopest. Professional services like Ecopest are required to call when the problem gets out of control. We are the leading pest control service for ants control Edmonton. We have extensive expertise dealing with all types of ant control Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon and Canada, as indisputable specialists in pest control service.
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