Warm weather, flower buds and pests are signs of the spring season. The balmy months roll in and bring unwanted ants into your home.
If you spot an ant in your basement or pests around your home then you need to act immediately. These tiny creatures can quickly nest and take over your property.
Ant extermination services not only remove ants but also prevent further infestation, damage and expenses. Experts are needed when it comes to protecting your property and ICE Pest Control has over 25 years of experience in ant extermination.
How do ants get in?
The thawing of ice and melting of snow can take a toll on your property. Foundations are vulnerable structures and cracks can lead to unexpected infestations of ants. Openings under your home’s foundation also attract unwanted pests.
If you see an ant crawling on your floor then swift action is required. Treatments vary on the kind of ant that is found in your home. Carpenter, pharaoh and pavement ants are the most commonly found ants in Toronto.
Spraying: Interior and exterior sprays are available to combat ant infestations. The insecticide spray kills ants immediately and continues to work for several weeks after.
Gel baiting: Gels are used to attract worker ants to feed on the bait and transfer it to the colony. This quickly kills queens and other ants.
Dusting: Certain types of ants will require the treatment of dusting. Dusting or foaming crevices, attics and hard-to-reach spots will help remove any unwanted ants.
Removing the nest: There may be several hundred ants in your home. Extermination includes finding and safely removing the nest. Nests can be tucked away in walls, beneath baseboards and other hidden places.
The extermination comes after a thorough inspection of your home. ICE Pest Control may issue a mix of treatments to manage and put an end to ant infestation.
What kind of damage can ants do?
Ants, while small, are clever. They travel in pacts and can have long-term consequences on your home or business.
Carpenter ants in Toronto can ruin wooden structures in your home or office. These ants tend to burrow into moist or decayed wood, slowly chipping away at the structure to build nests. If left untreated, these ants could destroy load-bearing beams, doors and more.
Ants that lead to the destruction of structural components of a residential, commercial or industrial property may require restoration services. Professional repairs to attics, beams and other parts of the home may be needed after unwanted pests swarm your home.
When it comes to ants, our team of experts at ICE Pest Control recommend that you do not take a chance. We have experience in pest control and ant extermination in Toronto and Mississauga. For questions, to book an appointment or for more information, please contact 1-888-439-8376.