Ants have been at increased levels all over the city of Toronto as we have mentioned in previous posts, this is most probably a direct result of the ice storm we experienced this winter which caused a large number of trees to have to be removed which would disturb the natural habitat of carpenter ants. In addition the storm caused a large amount of damage to homes which in some cases was not able to be quickly repaired. This may have allowed moisture inside these areas. Carpenter ants are attracted to moisture areas and damaged wood to make their nests inside. Today our carpenter ant specialists are servicing Toronto, Scarborough and Etobicoke.
At various locations in the Annex (in Toronto), we have recieved service calls for carpenter ants and pharaoh ants. A number of customers are recieving integrated pest management treatments for ants which include interior and
exterior treatments using a combination of bait and spray. This is often a very common treatment as the bait attacks the colony at its heart, the queen and the residual of the spray takes care of any of the stragglers.
Scarborough has been experiencing an increase in pavement ants. The first weeks in June are often the time when homeowners first open their pools for the year or have their first pool party. Patios and pool decks, especially
those with interlocking brick can be vulnerable to pavement ants. Look for a case study of a call for a pavement ants in Scarborough tomorrow.
Etobicoke has many parks and wooded areas including Centennial Park where trees can foster large carpenter ant colonies. This area would also have been largely affected by the ice storm driving these colonies to create satelite
colonies inside the homes of the residents of Etobicoke.
For any ant control concerns including carpenter ants, pavement ants and pharaoh ants please call one of our ant specialists at 416-840-4040. Or visit our Ant Control Services.