Summer is ant season! You may have them around your garden, on your pavements, or even in your home. It's important to figure out what type of ants you have, so you can get the correct treatment.

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Carpenter Ants

These are black ants that tend to be quite large; 3mm to 13mm long. They build nests by chewing inside damp or dry wood with their mandibles, which often results in piles of "sawdust" or "frass". Treatment options vary greatly, depending on the location and level of infestation. An inspection is the first step to determining the best treatment course and cost.

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Pavement Ants

These ants are dark brown to black in colour, and quite small; approximately 3mm long. They can be found inside and/or outside the home, and can be quite a nuisance. Pavement Ant treatments typically vary from depending on the location and size of the treatment area.

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Moisture Ants

They are usually yellow to reddish brown in colour, 2 to 4.5 mm long. They don't normally appear until August, and require a substantial amount of moisture to reside inside of walls.

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Pharoah Ants

Usually light yellow/red in colour, these ants often appear to be "invisible" when standing over them, and are extremely small; 2mm long. Since these ants are very delicate, intelligent, and sensitive, attempting home remedies is strongly discouraged. When threatened, they will go into reproductive overdrive and produce more queens, rapidly expanding the infestation. Treatments consist of 3 to 6 applications of bait, approximately 3 weeks apart, and prices are dependent on the size and type of the building, and severity of the infestation.


Other Ants

From time to time we see other types of ants, and our technician will provide you with a quote for treatment on site.

Note: Winged ants do not determine the species of ant you may have. All ants species have winged reproductives within their colonies. These winged reproductives typically swarm for a short period of time, once or twice a year. The size and shape of reproductives are much larger than that of the non-winged

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