No many people know the difference between different types of ants. An insect is an insect and there doesn’t always feel like much need to get to know them. The reason that it is important to understand exactly what type of pest you are dealing with is simple: complete and effective removal. Treating your ant infestation can be a real headache or completely painless. After years in the industry, our Toodaloo technicians can treat any sort of pest problem and pavement ants are a speciality.
Pavement ants stand out from other species based primarily on their habitats. They create parent colonies like others, but instead of heavily wooded areas, these pests stick to mostly urban environments. Taking up space around concrete or hardened surfaces, these pests find shelter and have access to your property. Despite living outdoors, pavement ants develop a taste for human food rather quickly. General curiosity might bring them in but comfort and access to resources makes ants stay. Pavement ants are most often seen around kitchens, collecting crumbs and leaving bacteria behind them. Ants have an “all for one and one for all” mentality. When one ant finds a tasty treat, they leave a chemical trail behind them so that the others can follow. This reinforces the idea that where you see one ant, there are dozens more right behind them.
In order to remove visible ants but also the incoming ones, you will need to get rid of any colonies in your area. Parent colonies usually begin outdoors but it does not take long for large ant populations to outgrow their homes. When this happens, satellite colonies are formed in new areas. Because they are experts at staying hidden, ants know to create these colonies behind walls or in low-traffic areas. In order to full remove ant populations, you will need to track down these satellite colonies. By using imaging tools and injection rods, Toodaloo technicians are able to treat your ant infestation right at the source.
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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.