Keep Ants Out Of Your Home: The Best Pest Control Options in Toronto

Nobody wants to share their home or yard with a colony of ants. In this article, we’ll discuss the best pest control options in Toronto and the GTA to help keep your home and yard free of ants!

Ants in Your Home and Yard

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t give much thought to the ants in your home. But did you know that ants can actually be a big problem?

There are many different kinds of ants, and they can all be a nuisance. Some ants will steal your food, others may bite you or your family, but almost all will spread bacteria such as salmonella, streptococcus and staphylococcus if left unchecked.

So how do you keep ants out of your home? TruTech Pest & Wildlife Control can help!

We will identify the type of ant problem you have and then recommend the best course of
action to take. This may include using bait stations, treating with insecticides, dusting, ULV
fumigation, or a combination of them.

Don’t wait until the ants are already in your home to call us. Be proactive and call today to keep your home ant-free!

Identifying Different Types of Ants

One of the most common type of ants in Toronto is the carpenter ant. These ants are black or brown in colour and are attracted to wood. They can be found in any area of the house where there is wood, including floors, walls, and ceilings. Carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to your home if left unchecked.

Another type of ant that is commonly found in Toronto is the Pharaoh ant. These ants are very small and reddish-brown in colour. They are attracted to both carbohydrates and protein based foods. Pharaoh ants can also be a risk in hospitals as they can spread disease. One of the most frustrating features of a Pharaoh ant colony is that they have multiple queens, and will ‘bud’, creating new colonies when they feel they are under threat, for example when you use instant kill chemicals like an insecticide on them. Pharaoh ants also switch between high carb and high protein diets at any given time. Choosing the correct bait is very important when working to permanently eliminate these ants.

Other ants that are commonly found around Toronto and the GTA are Argentine Ants, Pavement Ants, and Ghost Ants.

If you suspect you have an ant problem in your home, contact TruTech Pest And Wildlife right away. Our technician will be able to identify the type of ant and recommend the best course of treatment.

How to Prevent Ants

One of the best ways to prevent an ant infestation is to keep your home clean and free of food scraps. Vacuum regularly, especially in areas where food is prepared and eaten, and wipe up spills immediately. Store food in airtight containers, and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink. In addition, keep trash cans lidded and empty them regularly.

You can also take steps to deter ants from entering your home in the first place. Caulk or seal any cracks or openings around windows, doors, pipes, and other potential entry points. Keep trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home’s exterior, and remove any piles of leaves or debris from your yard.

Finally, make sure you don’t have any leaks — both inside and outside — as ants are attracted to moisture.

In addition, annual pest control programs will often prevent interior infestations before they can happen.

Professional Pest Control Services in Toronto and the GTA

There are many reasons why you might consider hiring us at TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control. Perhaps you’ve seen evidence of ants in your home and want to nip the problem in the bud, or maybe you’re just concerned about preventing an infestation from happening in the first place. Whatever your motivation, it all starts by reaching out to us to discuss your needs.

Our team at TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control have the knowledge, experience, and tools to effectively treat all of your pest control needs. We can also offer advice on how to prevent future infestations.

Ultimately, whether or not to hire a professional pest control service is a decision that depends on your specific situation. If you’re unsure, it never hurts to give us a call to discuss your options.

Keeping ants out of your home can be a difficult task. Fortunately, TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control specializes in removing ants and other pests from our homes to keep you and your family safe and comfortable. We offer comprehensive ant management solutions tailored to each individual customer. With up-to-date knowledge on the latest eradication methods, our team will help you rid your home of those pesky little creatures so that you can focus more on enjoying your home than worrying about pests!

Reviewed By Matthew Sawyer

Matthew is the founder and business director of TruTech Pest & Wildlife Control. A Structural Exterminator with government licensure and training from Guelph University. As a dedicated member of both the Canadian Pest Management Association and the Structural Pest  Management Association of Ontario, he takes great pride in his profession.

Matthew’s extensive experience has made him a valuable and forward-thinking  member of the pest control community. He consistently strives to improve the  effectiveness and environmental impact of pest and wildlife control methods.

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