how to kill ants in walls

how to kill ants in walls

Ants can be very destructive ants by creating parent and satellite colonies. They are known to split into smaller colonies that consist of multiple queens. Satellite colonies differ from their parent colony in that satellite colonies prefer dryer climates than their parent colony. Parent colonies prefer the damp environment of tree stumps or fallen logs to establish their colony in. The satellite colony seeks to establish its presence in window frames and wooden furniture.

If you suspect ant presence anywhere near or on your property, contact Ant Control Oakville for quick and safe removal.

In general, every wooden structure is at risk of losing its integrity because of the complex network that gets established by these ants. Ants enter their way into a wooden structure through cracks, holes, and crevices. When ants usually forage for food it is a clear indication that you are dealing with an infestation. Ants will inform other ants that a food source is nearby by leaving a trail of odor which will then trackback to the nesting area. This can explain the long lineup of ants when a food source is near in the kitchen. Ants are hard to find during their nocturnal nature where humans are sound asleep at the time when the ants are active. 

One way to deal with ants in wall voids where they like to establish their colony is to determine where the ants are coming from. after finding the entry-points, you then can drill a hole and insert a drill straw where you can then insert the interior with pyrethrin product through an injection straw. if a less toxic treatment is preferred, you can “distend” diatomaceous earth or silica gel into outside nests; make sure to wear a dust mask to avoid inhaling the chemical. Repeat the treatment as needed. To do this cost-effectiveness and efficiency it is best to hire a professional pest control service based in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Ants are destructive creatures that can wreak havoc inside almost all wooden structures inside your home. The chances where the massive amount of carpenter ants establishing inside your property is thus huge. It can be a financial burden to deal with if the problem is not assessed and treated early enough to permit the expansion of the colony. During the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, our technicians are going above and beyond to ensure that the methods are environmental-friendly, safe, and responsible.