Ant Pest Control in Edmonton
Carpenter Ant Suggested Treatment
For carpenter ants involves an internal and external spray treatment, For the inside, this involves preparation as well as vacating the area for 4 hours. The external needs to be prepared for a spray treatment as well, ensuring the technician can spray the outside without having things in his way. Depending on the level of infestation, the technician may need to inject insecticidal foam into the walls. This means a pin sized hole (1-2 millimeter diameter) needs to be drilled into the wall so the tip can be inserted. This isn’t sealed after the treatment is done. It is recommended that the lawn is cut prior to the treatment, so that the technician can identify where the external nest is. If you have a cedar house, the soffits, eaves, and siding must be sprayed as well. For this sort of problem, we recommend getting an external treatment done annually to prevent future infestations.
Moisture Ant Suggested Treatment
Internal spray of house, external perimeter spray of house, sometimes foaming application, mostly likely in the basement, washroom
Lawn Ant Suggested treatment
- External perimeter spray of house
- Blank front yard and back yard spray, cover all anthills, all the perimeter
Pharaoh Ant Suggested treatment
- Pharaoh ants are usually much harder to manage than other ant species due to their dispersing ability.
- Control of the ants indoors, is accomplished through an indoor baiting program. Include baits in wall voids and attics.
- Only about 5% of a pharaoh ant colony’s workers are out foraging for food at any one time.
- Continue the baiting program for several months, even after the ants seemed to have been eliminated as they may be simply relocating. It can take up to a year to completely eradicate pharaoh ants.
The most damage is caused by carpenter ants, who build their nests in wood. Their nests can be in the walls or roofs of houses, in fences or decks, or in trees, but they will also build hills in the ground as well. They are usually large, black ants. There are other varieties of carpenter ants that look different, but if the customer is describing large, black ants, it is usually carpenter ants. A common sign of carpenter ant infestation is sawdust from the ants excavating their nests. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood, they only build in it… Read More
Good housekeeping, including sweeping and vacuuming basement or other unused areas of the home, as well as removing wood piles and high grasses away from the home will limit ant activity. Spray inside of the house and spray outside for future invading. Contact Ecopest for labeled pesticide products
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Ants
Q: How do I recognize a carpenter ant?
A: The carpenter ant is a large member of the ant family, measuring three to 12 mm (1/8″ to 1/4″). Colour is either black or black with red. Antennae are elbowed and they have large heads with strong mandibles (jaws) used for chewing. Reproductive forms are winged.