It is easy to underestimate smaller pests. While spiders might send some property owners running for the hills, ants are easily squashed and forgotten – until they can’t be, that is. Like many other pests, ants travel in packs. It isn’t hard to handle a single pest but when you are dealing with hundreds – or even thousands! – things get out of hand quickly. Dealing with an ant problem quickly and professionally can make a world of difference to the end results as well as the overall condition of your property. Instead of learning to live with insects, call Toodaloo for your Coquitlam carpenter ant removal.
On their own, these tiny bugs don’t seem to cause a lot of damage but carpenter ants are miniature demolition crews. Stealthy intruders creep into properties and begin to gnaw away at wood-based materials. More than a single-digit ant family moving in behind the scenes, there are whole colonies that form behind walls and underneath flooring. While they begin their journeys outdoors, ant colonies can quickly become over-crowded and resources become thin. When parent colonies cannot contain populations, winged worker ants take off to look for a new place to call home. Opened doors and windows, air vents, cracked materials and even firewood can all be entry points for unwanted guests. Once indoors, ants begin to burrow into both sound, damp and damaged wood in order to find a secure space to create satellite nests.
Wood might not be a standard food source for this particular ant species but that does not stop them from chewing through it. Many stand-alone homes and smaller commercial and multi-unit properties have wooden foundations that are susceptible to burrowing and bites. In addition to leaving beams and foundations looking like Swiss cheese, ants bite through flooring, drywall materials and even furniture. Basic ant traps, boric acid and baits might give the impression of putting a dent in populations but these just aren’t effective. Trying to save on pest control costs and playing the trial and error game only prolongs ant infestations and lets these intruders spread their numbers. Ditch infestations, avoid damage and evict insect squatters with help from the experts at Toodaloo.
There are plenty of products out there on the market that claim to handle insects great and small but this isn’t the case. Just because sightings are fewer and farther between doesn’t mean that your issue has disappeared as a whole. When you want results for your pest problem, there is no better way to get there than with a Toodaloo specialist. The pest control industry is always thriving. While some services might fall by the wayside, insect and rodent control is always in demand. This means competition is fierce and the only way to keep ahead of the pack is to have all the right tools and technique. Imaging tools and injection rods are used to track and treat satellite colonies without causing damage to properties and construction materials.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.