Ant infestations are one of the worst pest infestations you could ask for. They are extremely hard to get rid of without professional help and there can be thousands of ants in and around your home if you let the infestation go on for too long. Ants are overall annoying pests that can damage your property significantly depending on the species and they can even bite you in some cases, causing itchy and painful rashes and bumps on your skin. Ants are not a pest that you should try to get rid of on your own, and you definitely shouldn’t neglect an infestation once it’s started. If you have an ant infestation in your home contact KW Pest Control today for a free quote.
There are many ant species found in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph. Luckily, KW Pest Control exterminates them all!
Here are the three most common ant species you might find in or around your home. Depending on how many of them you find and what species they are, it might be time to give us a call.
Carpenter Ants are black ants that range in size from 6mm to 1.3 cm (13mm). They damage wooden structures as their name implies; they infest wood and live in wood they carve out, although they don’t actually eat the wood. Carpenter ants can be extremely damaging to the foundation of a home, and infestations that aren’t controlled in early stages can lead to thousands of dollars of damages. But don’t worry, KW Pest Control is familiar with Carpenter Ant infestations and the best extermination methods, so call today and we’ll take care of the rest.
As their name implies, Pavement Ants like to live in and on pavement, concrete surfaces, patios and other hard stony surfaces. However, pavement ants can still be found inside homes, often building their colonies in walls and under floors. Although pavement ants aren’t harmful to humans, they can still bite humans and pets, leaving a small bite mark and an itchy rash in some cases. For this reason, they can become extremely annoying pests, when they start to appear all over your home and you find bite marks all over your body. For all your pavement ant extermination needs contact KW Pest Control today.
Pharaoh Ants are small ants with bodies that range in colour from dark brown to red. Pharaoh Ants often have legs that are a different colour than their bodies. Pharaoh Ants are heat resilient ants who love warm and humid areas, so they are often found in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms. You can often find colonies of these ants in hard to see and reach areas like baseboards, inside walls and underneath flooring. If you have a Pharaoh Ant infestation don’t hesitate to contact KW Pest Control today!