What are ants?
Ants are tiny insects that can vary in colour from black, brown or red as well as in size and shape. Ants can enter through even the tiniest cracks, seeking water, grease and food substances in your home.
One of the biggest problems with ants is food contamination. Ants carry bacteria on their bodies, which spreads when they crawl in pantries and across countertops.
Where are ants found?
Ants are cold-blooded, so they require warmth in the winter to stay alive. Your home is a fantastic shelter for this purpose. You may not realize you have an ant infestation, since they can hide in walls, floors and cabinets.
What do I do if I have ants?
Removing access to food and water is the easiest way to avoid pest problems. Ants cannot be controlled effectively with do-it-yourself measures and in fact this can make the problem worse.
If you think you have ants, give us a call! We will conduct a through inspection of your home and property and provide you with a customized treatment plan to deal with the ant issue. You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain ant free!
How do I prevent ants?
Poor sanitation can cause ant infestations. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, food residue on countertops, crumbs on the floor, and garbage provide food sources for ants.
Ants leave an invisible chemical trail which contains pheromones for other ants to follow once they locate the food source, so an infestation can develop quickly.