Ants are one of the most plentiful species found on earth and are essential to its ecosystem. Like many species, they are mainly harmless but can become an annoyance once they invade your home. A single nest can house as many as 300,000 ants and can divide into multiple colonies if disturbed. Whether you knowingly or unknowingly disturb a nest while in your yard, you could be making your ant problem worse.
Carpenter ants are the most common ant found in BC but you may also encounter odorous house ants, European fire ants, pavement ants, and pharaoh ants.
Carpenter ants are the largest species of ant and use wood to build their nest, often making a cracking noise to indicate they are inside your walls.
Odorous house ants are typically found indoors under sinks, doormats, and garbage cans.
European fire ants are often found outdoors and can give you a painful sting if disturbed.
Pavement ants, like their name, nest in soil beneath slabs, patios, driveways, etc.
Pharaoh ants require artificial heat to survive and tend to live in large heated buildings such as hospitals or hotels.
Ants love moist and sandy soils. While most infestations are easy to notice, sometimes colonies are only discovered when wood is broken open or in protective places such as walls, furniture, appliances, etc. Due to the size of colonies and their ability to divide, ant control can be difficult and is best left to a professional. We can determine what type of ants you are dealing with and the best baits and solutions to use accordingly. It is important to eliminate any possible food sources and to keep your area clean. Schedule your appointment with us today to eliminate your ant problem.