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They might be small but pavement ants pose a major issue to homeowners all across Canada. No matter their size, any type of ant spells big trouble. In addition to disrupting dirt and fumbling with foundations these insects are known to spread harmful bacteria. Ants travel in the thousands, so simple baits are not enough to tackle infestations. Instead of struggling to keep up with marching maniacs, our Toodaloo technicians have all the right tools and training to send pests packing. Instead of treating populations superficially, our Coquitlam pavement ant removal digs deep to track and remove colonies.
One ant might look like any other but each species have specific quirks. What works for some will not work for all and this can make finding the right treatment methods tricky. Similarly, to other insects, pavement ants begin their lives outdoors. These insects are the same ones who flood fields and crash picnics, but they are keen to creep and crawl their way indoors. These ants are so named because they often make their homes along the edges of sidewalks, driveways and along the edges of hard structures and foundations. While the great outdoors might be nice for a while, all pests eventually outgrow their colonies. With populations in the thousands, ants will venture out in search of resources like food and warmer temperatures. With every day that goes by, colonies are forming quietly around homes and businesses in your community, squeezing into any and all areas from cracks and crevices to wall voids.
No pest is a good pest but some are worse than others. Pavement ants do not burrow through construction materials like carpenter ants do but they can still have a negative impact on the overall condition of your space. The habits of this particular ant species is to burrow into damp spaces, namely underground. One tunnelling insect might not seem dangerous but hundreds of them dislodging dirt can lead to uneven or broken concrete. Now, ants aren’t flexing their muscles and snapping concrete slabs in half but unbalanced weight distribution and environmental factors can lead to unnecessary breakage. In addition to structural damage, ant problems are known to contribute to illness and disease by spreading bacteria. Like many other pests, ants prefer to share food sources with their human hosts. Far from stealing the odd crumb here or there, these invading insects opt to take over your kitchen spaces.
While they might not seem odorous, house ants leave chemical trails for other ants to follow. These trails send the message that the first ants were successful while foraging for food and that other ants will likely have the same good luck. Having any bacteria within the home is bad news but it is even worse for commercial spaces and restaurants. Seeking out professional pest control services are the only way to properly get rid of ants. Nip these problems in the bud and keep property owners, visitors and clients healthy and happy.
It takes years for Canadian pest control companies to learn the ins and outs of infestations. Without the right tools and training, it is impossible to usher any insect out of a comfortable space. Instead of asking politely or laying down ant baits and hoping for the best, our experts take a more proactive approach. So, what is the secret to proper ant control? Tools, technique and training!
Tools & Training: The first step to kicking pests out is to track down ant colonies and other high traffic areas. Past pest control techniques meant drilling into walls and flooring in order to spot these nests. This approach might have done the trick but it certainly left a lot of damage behind. Instead of struggling with trial and error, our experts use imaging tools and injection rods to track and treat pest populations right at the source. Environmentally friendly solutions are then used to clear out nests and eliminate pests.
Technique: It is easy enough to point and shoot pesticides but that is not how our Toodaloo technicians work. Instead of treating infestations as they happen, our specialists work to prevent infestations from happening. It takes a keen eye to identify tiny entry points but our team of experts know just what to look for. Once these problem areas are identified and sealed up, it is time to deal with the stragglers.
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.