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
For many property owners, an ant is an ant, but some of these pests are more dangerous than others. In Canada, you do not have to worry so much about biting ants or stings, but damage to your property. Insects that thrive in damp environments are always a threat to home and commercial properties in the area and carpenter ants are no exception.
Carpenter ants begin their lives outdoors in decayed wood, stumps or tree branches. The average parent colony can house thousands of ants but when quarters get tight, it is time to spread out. In order to gain more leg room, winged worker ants will take off to find new areas to build satellite colonies. These pests can squeeze their way in around damaged wood. Carpenter ant infestations begin when these satellite nests are behind your closed doors. Unlike termites, ants do not eat wood but simply chew it up. These pests chew tunnels through wood and cellulose-based materials. These tunnels enable these intruders to travel into wall voids, hollow doors, under flooring, behind walls and everywhere in between. Once they find their way in, the only way to ditch these pests is through professional pest control services.
Ant control is no picnic, and without proper techniques, it can be impossible. Throwing down ant baits is not enough to draw these insects out. No matter their species, ants are attracted to sweet foods, so they can often be found lurking around kitchens. You might catch a glimpse of tiny intruders crawling across countertops but they are known to hide out in drawers, cupboards and low-traffic areas.
Leaving ant populations over long terms can mean a lot of unnecessary damage. In order to get the best and most prompt results for your pest management, our specialists track carpenter ant nests using imaging tools. Your pest problem is happening primarily behind the scenes. Hollow doors and the space behind walls are key areas for ants to construct their nests. Without the right tools, the only way to track nests is to drill holes into walls and flooring in search of traffic. Instead of causing unnecessary damage, call the professionals to track and treat unseen any populations. While imaging tools allow our experts to find ants, injection rods allow populations to be treated directly and efficiently. Don’t bother with subpar results when our Toodaloo technicians are right around the corner.
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.