Edmonton Ant Exterminator
Savvy Pest Control Ltd. has plenty of experience and employs a broad range of pest control techniques to exterminate ants. We’re recognized as a top-rated Edmonton ant exterminator. We use bait stations and apply insecticides in different forms including gels, powders, and liquids to get rid of ants in homes and businesses of all sizes.
Some ant species can be controlled using bait, while others cannot. It’s common for exterminators to search for the ants’ nests and treat the colony directly, but this can be challenging in some cases. Many nests are in places that are difficult or impossible to access. This usually rules out direct treatment as an option. Fortunately, experienced ant exterminators like Savvy Pest Control have other weapons in their arsenal that can help them get around access issues.
There are an estimated 22,000 species of ants, and they live almost everywhere on earth except, ironically, Antarctica. (Antarctica – get it?) Their colonies consist of anywhere between a few dozen to millions of ants. They all cooperate closely to find food, expand the colony, and fend off predators. Their highly social organization and ability to work together to solve complex problems are why they’re so widespread. In fact, the world’s ants may make up 15%-20% of terrestrial animal biomass. (There are some places like Mexico, Colombia, India, Myanmar, and Thailand, where some people consume ants as food.)
In Edmonton in summer, you see ants all the time on trees, sidewalks, in your garden, almost anywhere you look. But one place you don’t want to see them is in your house. From a homeowner’s point of view, the most damaging ants in Edmonton are native carpenter ants, which excavate their galleries in wood. If you don’t get rid of them, these ants can cause serious structural damage. In a worst-case scenario, a floor or roof infested with carpenter ants can cave in or collapse. The consequences are easy to imagine and awful to contemplate. If you spot a carpenter ant in your home, there will certainly be many, many more. Contact an exterminator right away.
Contrary to popular belief, there are no termites in Edmonton. Termites are often confused with carpenter ants, which don’t eat wood but tunnel through it to build their nests. Several other ant species – known as “moisture ants” have also been found in rotting and water-damaged wood in local buildings. These may be a nuisance, and you may want to get rid of them, but they won’t damage your home.
Regardless of the type of ant or infestation you may be dealing with, Savvy Pest Control can help. We’re one of the best ant exterminators in Edmonton. We also serve Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and many other surrounding communities.
Can I exterminate ants effectively by using over-the-counter sprays?
Unfortunately, statistics show that spraying over-the-counter insecticides rarely stop ant infestations for good. Basically, these sprays are intended to kill ants by direct contact in a way you may have seen in cartoon form in TV commercials. Most over-the-counter insecticides lack a residual component, which means the toxic chemicals in them won’t stick to ants’ feet or bodies, so the ants won’t carry the insecticide back into the colony to kill the others. The nest will remain safe and its inhabitants will keep multiplying. And so will your infestation problems. The best way to tackle a serious ant infestation in Edmonton is to engage the services of a professional ant exterminator like Savvy Pest Control.