Yesterday, our ant specialists were dispatched to a call in Pickering for pavement ants. Upon arrival, they discovered over 20 small colonies had spread out over the patio. Pavement ants are little black ants which nest can nest inside cracks in interlocking brick and concrete. Primarily they are found in patios, walkways, driveways and foundation cracks. An exterior bait service was provided using multiple baits. Ant bait works by attracting foraging ants who bring the bait back to the queen, eventually killing her and the rest of the colony.
Ant Control in Richmond Hill
We received a call last week from a customer in Richmond Hill who reported having black ants with wings on her window sill. These were identified as carpenter ants. Carpenter ants’ reproductive forms (both male and female) have wings and are often referred to as flying ants. This is indicative of a colony of carpenter ants attempting to make a satellite colony. Once mating has occurred between the male and female, the queen will find a new place to start her colony.
Richmond Hill (as well as Markham and Pickering) is an area just north of Toronto which is experiencing an increase in carpenter ant infestations. There has been a significant increase in the ant control calls we have received for the area. Ant control services are available to the entire Greater Toronto Area including Richmond Hill. Feel free to give one of our ant specialists a call at 416-840-4040 or for any other pest control service inquiries.