SAFE AND SECURE ANT CONTROL SOLUTIONS IN ABBOTSFORD
At Ted The Terminator, our service technicians are experts when it comes to exterminating ants in Abbotsford. Most ant issues start with a sighting in the kitchen or a trail of ants walking along the baseboards. Many times, the right pest control solutions include finding and exterminating the ant colony, removing food attractants, and sealing pest entry points.
There are more than 12,000 species worldwide including odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief, carpenter and more! Proper identification helps us determine the source and effective treatments for an ant infestation. From carpenter ants and odorous ants to pavement ants and more, we have the solution to your pest problem. Our knowledgeable pest control service technicians have a thorough understanding of ant habits and nesting sites. Our pest control service technicians pride themselves by having the knowledge and expertise to guide you to becoming ant free in a professional and timely manner.
HOW TO IDENTIFY ANTS
Several types of ants can infest your property and cause various types of damage. Some common ants are:
Pavement Ants are one of the common ant species found. Pavement ants like to set up colonies beneath sidewalks and foundations and may also nest build beneath bricks, stones or compost heaps. Colonies average 3,000-4,000 ants with several queens. You have probably seen these ants foraging for food crumbs on your kitchen counter or trailing around in your bathroom. Locating the actual nest of pavement ants can be difficult but is essential if they are to be eliminated.
Carpenter Ant colonies typically contain 10,000-20,000 workers, but can contain as many as 100,000 with one queen per nest. These ants are detectable with their black bodies, red legs and a single node. Nests usually originate in decayed wood and later expand into sound wood. Look for coarse sawdust piles (frass) that will also contain insect body parts and listen for the sound produced as workers chew to remove wood to enlarge the nest. Outside, nests are commonly found in dead or damaged portions of trees, rotting logs and stumps and landscape timbers.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous House Ants are among the most challenging of ants to control. Odorous house ants turn up in the most unusual of places. They are very adaptable and create numerous colonies, nesting beneath ground debris including wood piles, bricks, mulch, loose bark, etc. They may also invade spaces in walls, below carpets, and baseboards, etc. Eliminating odorous house ants involves locating each ant colony and treating it directly.
Argentine ant colonies live in moist areas near a food source. Colony numbers fluctuate seasonally, ranging from one hundred to several thousand workers and many queens. Foraging workers follow trails; winged queens can sometimes be found among them. Argentine ants live outdoors in shallow nests in moist areas, including under boards and stones, beneath plants and along sidewalks. Argentine ants will also nest indoors. When outdoor conditions are too wet or too dry, Argentine ants invade buildings by trailing along tree and shrub branches, utility lines and wires.
GETTING RID OF ANTS
At Ted The Terminator, we use a unique, investigative, assessment-based strategy to eradicate ants from around your home or business. This approach allows for a strategic and targeted extermination process which is more effective, longer lasting, and safer for people, pets, and the environment.
Once the target ant species has been properly identified, we then design and implement an appropriate treatment plan. This treatment plan may involve the use of liquid or granular pesticides, insecticidal dusts, and/or a variety of specialized ant baits. We will always discuss the proposed treatment plan with you before beginning.
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