Ant Control

Ants are definite irritants when in a home or business. Thankfully, the most common species, the Pavement Ant is not though to carry disease. There are a number of reasons however, to elimate these pests from your area: Carpenter Ants, adapted for living in dead wood, consider the dead wood (lumber) in houses fair game, especially if it is damp. A number of opportunistic ant species can overrun kitchens, pantries, and pet food areas in search of suitable food items. Also, some ants (like their relatives the wasps and bees) have a potent sting. As with bees, some people can become hypersensitive to ant stings. Typical ant pests in the Alberta region are Carpenter, Cornfield, Odorous, Pavement, Pharoh and Thatching Ants.

We Can Help

If you have an ant infestation, call the experts in ant and pest control. Central Alberta Pest Control Ltd. offers a call-out service to deal with problem ants and other pests in the home. Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.

Make your house less attractive to ants

  • Eliminate food sources inside the building or prevent access to suitable food by keeping it in tightly sealed containers.
  • Clean up sugary spills. Ants love sugar!
  • Make sure there is no food source sitting out and always have it covered
  • Be sure to clean any food debris from around and under kitchen appliances
  • Ensure that all garbage bins are tightly sealed
  • Clear your pets food dish away immediately after they are finished eating
  • Providing a dry, vegetation-free border, such as gravel or stones around the perimeter of foundations discourages nest building; wood chip mulches and landscape plants encourage nesting.
  • Manage honeydew-producing insects such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, and soft scales near the building – These producers often support large colonies of ants that subsequently invade homes.
  • Remove any bushes and trees that consistently host ants and are adjacent to houses .
  • Trim branches and limbs of trees and shrubs that touch the building to keep ants from gaining access easily.
  • Make sure that all cracks and crevices around foundations that provide entry from outside are calked.