Ants may look small and insignificant but these little Canadian pests can cause big problems if left to their own devices. Ants common to Calgary include the Carpenter Ant, Black Ant, Thief Ant, Pharaoh Ant, and the little Black Ant. When living harmoniously in gardens, ants provide a great service by eating insects like moths and silverfish, but when found inside Calgary homes it may be a sign that damage has already occurred to the structure of the home.
One Man and a Ladybug is a Calgary Pest Management company that focuses on handling the annoying signs of ant infestation and offers some great advice on how to prevent an infestation from occurring. Ants live in colonies and each colony has a number of scouts that seek out a food source for the rest of the colony. Ants just love to feed on sugary and greasy foods and can make light work of any remnants left on counter tops, around sinks, and also love to eat the ‘honeydew’ produced by aphids on house plants. Just like any serious scout; an ant scout leaves a residue that creates a trail for other ants to follow to the food. If you’re trying to avoid an ant infestation the first step that Pest Control Companies in Calgary recommend is to wipe down all counter tops, sweep all crumbs off floors and mop to remove any sticky residue, and remove all easy access to food. Taking the garbage out regularly and moving any composting containers away from the house will help prevent initial pest problems.
The presence of ants in your Calgary home should be taken seriously as the ability for Carpenter Ants to destroy wood and cause structural damage, in an attempt to make nests, can be both emotionally and financially costly to repair. If you’re noticing piles of sawdust around your home – you may have an invasion of Carpenter Ants. The best course of action is to contact one of Calgary’s Pest Control firms to gain an accurate diagnosis of the problem and to set up an effective course of action to handle the concern.
Calgary’s Pest Management Service – One Man and a Ladybug also offer tips for keeping ants under control in your yard, and away from your house. Regular flooding of ant nests in your backyard will encourage ants to move further from your home – and of course sealing all open cracks will eliminate the chance for any uninvited house guests. There are dehydrating powders that can be placed in nooks and crannies, and though non-toxic, care must be taken to not inhale any of the powder. When it comes to detection, diagnosis, and handling of an ant infestation it’s best to leave it to the professionals. One Man and a Ladybug , Pest Control Service, only uses environmental and health friendly chemicals to take care of household pests. Whether it’s a wasps’ nest, spider’s web or anthill – this Calgary Pest Management company is qualified to take care of all your pest problems. Providing 24/7 service to residential and commercial properties – contact One Man and a Ladybug today – 403.262.1666
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