Ants are the most common problem most homeowners face daily. Though there are plenty of do-it-yourself treatments available on the internet, most of them often exacerbate the problem. DIY solutions rarely address the ant nest, which is the source of the problem and thus render useless. Therefore, it is always better to call for professional help. Ernst Exterminators provides you with trained ant exterminators in Edmonton who help you get rid of the infestation and make sure it does not return.
Many different kinds of ants are found in Canada like the black carpenter ant, field ants, pavement ant, pharaoh ant, odorous house ant, Argentine ant, and thief ant. Our technicians first identify the type of ants and then recommend an appropriate treatment.
Ants can enter your house from anywhere anytime. Therefore, it is difficult to establish an entry point. But you can locate their colonies:
Field ants are found in grassy and dirt areas in yards and around buildings creating mounds and can often be found looking for food inside structures.
Carpenter ants can be found in wood inside and around homes. They are a threat to the structural integrity of your home as the ants will bore holes in wood.
Pharaoh ants are often found in apartments and homes usually brought in with food or other packaging.
Ants may seem annoying and harmless but they are as dangerous as any other pest in your house. It is important to understand that, like any other pests, ants too can pose a serious risk to you, your loved ones, and your home. Ernst Exterminators provides ant control services in Edmonton and surrounding areas that target the source of the infestation so you can rest assured your home will be ant-free in no-time.
When you spot an ant in your house, there is a possibility that they have already infested your house as they reproduce quickly. It is this reason that when it comes to ant control in Edmonton, professional help is your best option. Get in touch with us today to get a free quote for ant control services. But before you call us, let us quickly take you through a guide to help you identify and locate the pests.
Physical features: The most distinctive feature in ants is elbowed antennae and a node-like structure that forms a slender waist.
Life cycle: The queen ant lays oval, white, transparent eggs which hatch into larvae in about a week or two. These larvae go through a life cycle to mature into adult ants. An ant queen can live up to 30 years and keep laying eggs.
Feeding habits and habitats: Ants are scavengers and feed on anything they can find. Ants usually build nests near or along with structures such as foundations and sidewalks. They may also construct nests inside your home near water and food sources.
The most dangerous of all ants are carpenter ants that enter the structure through gaps or cracks while looking for food. As these bore holes in wood, they can become a reason for structures collapsing. Our technicians will look for wood shavings, pieces of foam insulation or other nesting materials that have been pushed out of the nest while looking for ant colonies. As ants like damp places, our technicians will thoroughly inspect structures for moisture problems. Any rustling sounds in the wall voids may indicate that there is a colony in the area.
There are several other ant species in Canada and each one of them brings in a unique set of problems. Therefore, the best option to get rid of an infestation is by getting professional help. You can count on Ernst Exterminators to provide you with a long-lasting solution. Call us today to get a free quote. Not just ants, Ernst Exterminators can also help you with stored product pests such as moths, Indian meal moths, beetles, grain beetle, larder beetle, etc.
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