Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
Throughout the year, there are plenty of opportunities to run into ants. These hard-working insects are always marching across sidewalks or scurrying across picnic areas. As much as you might be used to spotting these pests outside, you don’t want them lurking around indoors! Despite their size, even the smallest pests can mean big problems over time. If ants are taking up your space, call Toodaloo for your Surrey pavement ant control.
Even outdoors, insects are a nuisance, taking over spaces and ruining your day. Having ants in your home, however can be downright dangerous. This ant species spend their day trailing around on all six legs, so it is no wonder that they are literally crawling with germs! This is bad enough on its own but when you consider where these insects go, it is even worse. Pavement ants have a broad diet and able to eat nearly all the same things that people do. This means that harmful bacteria is being deposited all over your kitchen! Counters, cutlery and prep surfaces, along with food sources and even pet food are all at risk for contamination. Allergies and intestinal distress are very real when it comes to an ant infestation. With these things considered, it becomes important to remove insects from homes but it is even more important to remove them from properties in the service industry. Pests in a commercial kitchen can make customers sick and ruin your business.
In addition to impacting your health or businesses, these ants can also negatively impact your property. Pavement ants thrive in damp, subterranean environments. This means that the areas underneath driveways, walkways and sidewalks are likely teaming with pests. A few ants here and there might not mean all too much trouble, but a colony can! Ant colonies can house hundreds of thousands of ants at any given time, with each of them displacing dirt as they go. This can mean shifting earth and cracked concrete. These ants range from brown to black but unlike carpenter ants, they do not gnaw through wood. Indoors, this makes high traffic areas even tougher to detect. Basements, attics, bathrooms and any other low traffic areas can be hot beds for activity. Instead of performing unnecessary repairs or replacements, just call Toodaloo! Our team of experts will have your property running smoothly (and evenly!) in no time!
For many property owners, “solving” their ant problem, is as simple as running out to a hardware store and collecting ant baits and attractants. Anyone who works in the pest control industry will tell you that this just isn’t enough. Sure, these tools might help to reduce visible insect populations but they do not do much for those working behind the scenes.
Pest control companies aim to get results and the only way to do this is to understand how pests work. Nests or colonies can be located just about anywhere, so knowing which species you are dealing with is key. For damp-loving species, looking in low-traffic, humid areas are a good bet. By using concealed spaces as highways, pests can travel all over your property. In the past, the only way to get rid of these uninvited guests, was to drill into materials over and over again until you find a high-traffic area or nest.
The only way to get results for your Surrey pavement ant removal is to understand how these pests work. Instead of running through opened areas, or in plain sight, ants do the majority of their work while hidden.
Calling Toodaloo today is the first step toward an ant-free home or property. Don’t hesitate to book by phone or online for your Surrey pavement ant control.
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.