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  1. Our ant control procedures are professional and work every time. They are designed to completely exterminate all ants from your residential or commercial property.
  2. Each ant species requires an unique treatment. Carpenter ants are the most common in Toronto for example and we have developed a solution which completely exterminates all carpenter ants from your property.
  3. Our carpenter ant services are one of the lowest priced in the industry. It will cost you less to hire a professional carpenter ant exterminator from Pestend then to try to eliminate the ant problem yourself.
  4. All our ant control and extermination services are backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If we are not able to completely exterminate all carpenter ants from your property we will re-treat the area again. If you are not happy with our services we will refund all your money.
  5. Pestend is a local Canadian company serving the Greater Toronto Area. Our services are convenient and our ant extermination experts are flexible to meet your busy schedule.

How To Kill Carpenter Ants?

The following guide is a detailed guide on exterminating ants from your house or commercial property.

Step 1

Identify all the spots where you see the ants. Finding all the areas is crucial since if you miss an area the ants will re-multiply and infest your home again. This is the benefit of hiring a professional ant exterminator. They know where to look and are able to find all the ant homes.

Step 2

Identify the type of ants that you have. You can use our ant encyclopedia to find out what type of ant you have.

Step 3

Purchase professional ant spray for the specific type of ants you have. Spray the spray vigorously in the areas where you see ants living.

If after spraying all the ant spots that you found, the ant problem persists, you should contact a Pestend ant control technician to analyze your property and give you a low ant extermination quote.

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  • – Ajax
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Our professional ant control services are available across Southern Ontario, including ant Control Toronto, ant Control Mississauga, Brampton, ant Control Richmond Hill, ant Control Newmarket, ant Control Oakville, Scarborough, Oakville, Vaughan, Peterborough, as well as a multitude of other towns and cities in Southern Ontario. Click on your city in the map above to request a free ant control quote and to schedule an ant exterminator to come and solve your ant problems today.

Interesting Facts About Carpenter Ants

Physical ant characteristics

Physical Characteristics

Length:Lengths vary from 6-12 mm for worker ants to at least 25 mm (one inch) for queen ants.
Colour: Black or Reddish Brown.
Other features: One node, evenly rounded thorax, large mandibles, fringe of cone shaped hairs on the end of abdomen.
Carpenter ANt Infestation in Toronto

Carpenter Ants

One of our largest and most common ants, Carpenter Ants feed on a great number of pests and are considered helpful insects in their natural habitat. Carpenter ants get their name from their habit of excavating galleries inside wood and keeping these galleries meticulously clean and finely finished. These excavated galleries expose damp or damaged wood to natural decomposers like fungi and other insects that break it down quickly. However, their behaviour is considered a problem when nesting in lumber used for homes or buildings, establishing colonies in moist wood, insulation, hollow doors and voids inside walls.

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Colonies

Their colonies are made up of different ant castes (for example, larvae and pupa, worker ants, reproductive adults and a queen). Winged reproductive adult carpenter ants (alates) swarm away from a developed colony later in the spring or in early summer. Noticing a swarm of carpenter ants performing mating flights may be an early warning sign of a problem. Outdoors, carpenter ants prefer to nest in rotting wood. Moist wood found in posts, tree stumps and landscaping ties, as well as dead tree limbs or the heartwood of a tree are perfect nesting spots. A nest found in structural wood is usually a satellite nest of an outdoor colony located nearby.

Indoor Preferences

Indoors, carpenter ants prefer to establish nests in places where slight humidity or dampness has softened wood. This can include wood paneled doors, wooden cabinets around dishwashers, moist areas behind fireplaces, baseboards and windows, as well as inside various types of insulation such as polystyrene and fiberglass which materials are untreated against the impact of an insect attack. The colony size is usually proportionate to the wood space where the nest is located. Carpenter ants rarely destroy the wood structure, although establishing several satellite nests in the wood can cause serious damage.

Reproduction Cycle

The queen of a colony will lay between twenty to thirty eggs and feed the larvae until pupation. These pupae emerge into worker ants that look after the queen and create a larger colony for fresh eggs when this cycle occurs again in the middle of the summer. All carpenter ants start out as minor workers with mandible and head sizes proportionate to the body. It is their responsibility to care for the queen as well as the eggs, larvae and pupae. To understand Toronto ant control you must realize, as the ant colony matures, some of the pupae emerge into major workers. With larger heads and mandibles, these ants are responsible for defending the colony. The colony continues to mature for about three to six years during which 3,000 or more calendar ants can exist and, in some cases, produce as many as 400 adult ants or alates that may swarm from the nest to disperse to other colonies during the spring and fall of each year. Usually during the night, minor and major carpenter ants both travel a distance of at least 100 meters from the nest searching for food, while only about ten percent of other colony workers will forage for food at once. The ant’s life-cycle is about 66 days.

Ant infested basement in Toronto

Food Preferences

These ants search for food far away from their nests and can invade a building structure anytime of the year. In the winter months, a dormancy period known as diapause takes place over several weeks in colonies that are located in colder areas (i.e. against the outer wall of a building). Noticing carpenter ant activity inside a building in the winter will indicate the existence of a nest usually near an inside wall or other warm location. To avoid freezing while overwintering, these insects concentrate a substance in the blood similar to the commercial antifreeze, ethylene glycol.

Carpenter ants are not wood eaters, but chew through wood, leaving behind insect frass similar to the look of sawdust. This behaviour is also seen in other species like the Acrobat, Thief and the Little Black ant which all nest in rotting wood and produce insect frass. The diet of the carpenter ant consists of various plants and insects and sometimes human food. In order to keep the nest clean, carpenter ants eject waste from insects and other material through the nest opening which can bring attention to the nesting site itself.

Fun facts from your ant exterminator Toronto

Here Pestend, we are dedicated to making sure you get the right pest control at an affordable price. As your favoured ant exterminator Toronto professional, we make it our business to provide professional, reliable and prompt relief to our Toronto clients when they are being bothered by infestations.

We understand that even ants can become a nuisance, and to that end we offer an outstanding guarantee on our work and a free estimate we feel separates us from the competition. Understanding the pest you’re up against is important when it comes to ants, so here are a few interesting and fun facts you can ponder while we look after getting rid of these pests.

Did you know:

  • One of the biggest varieties of ants lives in Africa and can grow up to one and one half inches long?
  • If we were as strong as ants, we could lift almost 10,000 pounds?
  • There are almost 9,000 species of ants in the world?
  • Still, there’s nothing interesting or fun about an ant infestation. Part of our ant exterminator Toronto services includes an urgent response phone number you can call from Toronto or other areas in the GTA when you’ve got a pest control issue that just won’t wait.

Customer Reviews

Very warm and friendly

We recently discovered carpenter ants had moved into our home so I contacted Pestend to see about getting rid of them. They were very quick with their response and I had the service technician, Praful Patel, out at our place at a time that worked for me. Praful was incredibly thorough when he came through the home to assess the situation, but he was also just very warm and friendly, and it was not at all a nuisance having him in our home. He made the whole thing very easy for me. Rain prevented him from finishing the job outside of the house, but he gave me instructions on when to call for him to return and he was more than happy to do so. We haven't seen signs of ants since his visit, and he gave us some great...

by Alex - from Toronto On -  02 August 2019

Brampton Pest Control
5.0
2019-08-14T04:27:57+00:00

by Alex - from Toronto On -  02 August 2019

We recently discovered carpenter ants had moved into our home so I contacted Pestend to see about getting rid of them. They were very quick with their response and I had the service technician, Praful Patel, out at our place at a time that worked for me. Praful was incredibly thorough when he came through the home to assess the situation, but he was also just very warm and friendly, and it was not at all a nuisance having him in our home. He made the whole thing very easy for me. Rain prevented him from finishing the job outside of the house, but he gave me instructions on when to call for him to return and he was more than happy to do so. We haven't seen signs of ants since his visit, and he gave us some great tips on how to prevent future infestations as well.

Professional and knowledgeable

We recently used Pestend for pavement ants in our basement. Javaid and another technician were very professional and knowledgeable and helped us resolve the situation quickly.

by Laura - from Toronto On -  15 July 2019

Brampton Pest Control
5.0
2019-08-05T06:38:49+00:00

by Laura - from Toronto On -  15 July 2019

We recently used Pestend for pavement ants in our basement. Javaid and another technician were very professional and knowledgeable and helped us resolve the situation quickly.

Professional and knowledgeable

I had a carpenter ant problem in my home and noticed a location where a nest could be on the exterior wall. When I called Pestend, they were able to send someone within one day. The pest control pro was named Praful and he was very professional and knowledgeable. My home recently was treated by another company and I had an issue with their customer service and being educated on some of the activity of the carpenter ants. This time, I felt very secure in knowing my home would be treated and the problem would be addressed. Praful introduced himself and took the time to thoroughly assess my home and listen to my concerns. He was able to problem solve how to reach a higher up area to spray inside some holes in the stucco – he did this with...

by Lauren N from Etobicoke  On -  08 July 2019

Brampton Pest Control
5.0
2019-07-12T05:14:42+00:00

by Lauren N from Etobicoke  On -  08 July 2019

I had a carpenter ant problem in my home and noticed a location where a nest could be on the exterior wall. When I called Pestend, they were able to send someone within one day. The pest control pro was named Praful and he was very professional and knowledgeable. My home recently was treated by another company and I had an issue with their customer service and being educated on some of the activity of the carpenter ants. This time, I felt very secure in knowing my home would be treated and the problem would be addressed. Praful introduced himself and took the time to thoroughly assess my home and listen to my concerns. He was able to problem solve how to reach a higher up area to spray inside some holes in the stucco – he did this with patience and was very creative! A few weeks later I called him back to ask him some questions and he gladly accepted my call and came back for more treatment on the exterior of my home. I recommend Praful for anyone with pest issues – you won't be disappointed!

Helpful

I had a carpenter ant issue where they were coming into the basement and up the wall through the baseboard to the first floor. Javaid, the service tech, did a thorough job. He also checked around the front of my house for a wasp nest as there were wasps swarming around a bush in the front of my porch. He was helpful and provided sufficient information and followed up to ensure the ants were gone. I hope I never have to, but would definitely use them again.

by Teresa S - from Etobicoke On -  06 July 2019

Brampton Pest Control
4.0
2019-07-11T05:02:01+00:00

by Teresa S - from Etobicoke On -  06 July 2019

I had a carpenter ant issue where they were coming into the basement and up the wall through the baseboard to the first floor. Javaid, the service tech, did a thorough job. He also checked around the front of my house for a wasp nest as there were wasps swarming around a bush in the front of my porch. He was helpful and provided sufficient information and followed up to ensure the ants were gone. I hope I never have to, but would definitely use them again.

Concerns and Questions

We had a very good experience with the service person who came to our house to deal with our pharaoh ant issue. He explained that we would likely have more activity after the baits were put out (which we did), but we’ve had no activity over the past week. He was very thorough and took his time addressing all our concerns and questions. We would use Pestend end again if we had the need. Thank you very much.

by Maria Prop - from East York On -  07 January 2019

Brampton Pest Control
5.0
2019-01-23T05:12:23+00:00

by Maria Prop - from East York On -  07 January 2019

We had a very good experience with the service person who came to our house to deal with our pharaoh ant issue. He explained that we would likely have more activity after the baits were put out (which we did), but we’ve had no activity over the past week. He was very thorough and took his time addressing all our concerns and questions. We would use Pestend end again if we had the need. Thank you very much.
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