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Durham Region
Ant Removal

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Why You Might Have Ants in Your House

 

You may notice an ant infestation for a multitude of reasons. If you have a lot of sidewalks with cracks near your home, ants may simply have wandered off from their newly acclaimed sidewalk colony and expanded territory around your yard or in hour home. If you have a property with lots of loose dirt or sand, ant colonies can form there due to the soil being easy to transport into a home for ants.

 

Ants that come inside may have sniffed out something in your home such as an open food in your kitchen or some spilled sugar in a cabinet. An ant exterminator can determine where your ants are coming from and where they are headed. We can perform effective ant control and keep the infestation from taking over your home.

Start with a free home inspection!

The first step, to a bug free home is having one of our Professional Pest Specialists come out and complete a full home inspection to determine your insect problem.

How our ant pest control
treatment works!

Identify and Eliminate

Starting with a full, in-depth home assessment, we will identify what type of ant problem you have, and provide a clear, precise treatment plan to get rid of the ants from your home. All of our ant treatments are environmentally friendly and we only use natural ant killers, placed in areas of the home where ants are common and in spots where ants thrive.

Clean and Control

The second stage of our process is to clean up any mess left behind by ants, and implement an ant control program. Depending on the affected area, we will remove any dead ants as well as any food sources they have gathered, and put into place multiple ant control measures to keep those insects at bay, making the space clean and safe for children and pets.

Monitor and Protect

The most important part of our pest control process for ants is continued monitoring and protection of those possible entry points where ants are getting in your home. The best way to do this is through our four season pest control program for ants. As the natural ant sprays and other tools we use are environmentally friendly and safe for pets and family, this means they need to be maintained to stay effective.

Some of the Ants We Can Eliminate

Pavement Ants: Pavement ants are known for all of those small, bunched up piles of dirt lining the sidewalk. You will notice them in your neighborhood, around parks etc and they will continue to create new ant hills to grow their ant colony.

Carpenter Ants: These ants are eaters. They love to invade homes, and feed on wood. Carpenter ants can be found in almost any room in the house and are strongly attracted to wooden objects like dressers, shelves, baseboards etc.
Flying Ants: Flying ants are no different than other regular ants, other than during mating between different species some emerge with wings. With the ability of flight, open doors and windows become the main entry point for these flying ants.

Fire Ants: Fire ants are one of the smaller ant species and are usually red in color. They are also known to sting humans. They prefer mud and leaves and living underground as apposed to pavement ants and their ant hills.

Why you should treat your ant problem now!

 

Ants enjoy traveling in packs of hundreds or thousands. If you see one or two ants, most likely there are a hundred more waiting to invade your home. Their excavating for ant colonies can make your yard look messy. Ants that have entered your food cabinets and cause costly damage to your groceries.  Ant problems are less likely to go away on their own without interior and exterior ant treatments.

 

Ensuring all food products are safely sealed and sealing up cracks in your home are first steps you can take to discourage further ant problems.

Year Round, Four Season Pest Control Program

The Skedaddle Four Season Pest Control Program focuses our pest management efforts based on the seasonal activities of ants impacting your environment.  During each season, our pest control technicians will re-inspect and reinforce material  barriers inside your home to keep ants out!  If you experience a re-emergence of ants in your home, regardless of season, our Four Season Pest Control Program is here to protect you.

Spring Protection

Spring Pest Control services generally take place during March, April and May. Spring is when insects will increase in population. Our treatments focus on reducing their ability to reproduce.

Summer Protection

Summer Pest Control treatments usually happen between June and August. This is when bugs are most active and when new insects are maturing. Summer is prime time for bugs to hunt for food.

Fall Protection

Fall Pest Protection is completed from September to November and insect treatments focus indoors. As the cold temperatures start, we focus on keeping bugs out by sealing up possible entry points!

Winter Protection

Winter Pest Control runs from December to February. We continue the insect treatments indoors by eliminating existing pest problems with naturally occurring products to prevent future insect invasions.

Have Skedaddle Pest Control Get Rid of Your Ants Fast!

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