Nobody likes finding a spider nest, rat droppings, or a trail of ants in their house, but if you live in the GTA and have to deal with harsh Ontario winters, you know that bugs want a nice warm place to stay as much as you do. This means that common household pests in Toronto including rodents, bedbugs, spiders, cockroaches, moths, bees, millipedes, centipedes, and flies will try to find their way into your house — and that means you need to be on the lookout. While these pests can spread disease, contaminate food, bite, cause odor, or simply be annoying, by far the biggest threat to homes in Toronto is the carpenter ant — which can cause structural as well as cosmetic damage to your home.
It takes only a cursory online search to find the varieties of carpenter ants threatening homes throughout Canada and the real damage they can do. Carpenter ants are different from the common pavement ant, or the brown ants that roam the earth and streets, sometimes seen in a queue. Carpenter ants are black and much larger, averaging around 1 centimeter in length. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wooden structural components of a home; rather, they dig tunnels into the wood with teeth-like apparatuses. The damage is usually not detected for many years, since the sawdust produced might only appear inside the wall cavity. By the time carpenter ant dust is visible to residents, it’s often too late.
For this reason, residents should seek carpenter ant removal in Toronto proactively, similar to the preventative measures one might pursue to detect diabetes or cancer before symptoms appear. Early detection of these diseases will save one’s life. Similarly, early detection of carpenter ant infestation will save one’s home. For those who wait, removal of carpenter ants can be so costly that residents are forced to sell or even abandon infested homes. In our trying economic times, your home is one of your largest and most precious assets that you cannot afford to lose.
Homeowners seeking ant removal in Toronto are urged to hire only licensed exterminators such as the GTA pest control specialists, Toronto Pest Exterminators. No matter what the Discovery Channel might tell you, if you try to take care of pests on your own, you risk harming yourself or your family, especially since the chemicals used in extermination must be handled properly, and doing so requires extensive expert training. Safety is essential when using pesticides, especially around pregnant and nursing women, elderly residents, young children, and anyone whose health is compromised or is chronically ill. Trust Toronto Pest Exterminators’ ant removal services and the promises that come with those services, including free initial inspection, a free and accurate no-obligation quote, and options for warranties-up to a year in length, that cover problems both inside and outside the home — as well as options for regular follow-ups at no additional charge. These should be scheduled monthly, bimonthly, or even weekly to ensure that re-infestation has not occurred.
To be certain of the extermination company’s validity, customers should expect technicians to provide Ontario Ministry of Environment extermination cards upon request.Preventative ant removal in Toronto is a must, especially as the winter weather sets in. Toronto homeowners are urged to hire licensed exterminators now, before disaster strikes.