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Ant Control

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Ants are incredibly capable and intelligent creatures. Though harmless, they can be a nuisance when they get into your home or business premises.

Ant Control & Exterminator Services in Calgary, Alberta

Ants are social insect that lives in colonies. Ant control treatment plans should include killing the entire colony. Just spraying an ant with a typical ant spray, particularly a repellent spray, will only kill a few at best and scatter the colony.

Ants have distinctly elbowed antennae, with segments. The segments of the abdomen are attached to the thorax. The ants have a thin-wasted appearance called the abdominal pedicel. The pedicel may have one or two sections. These sections are enlarged and vary in shape from a flattened plate-like shape to a slight hump.


The most common ants in Alberta are Carpenter Ants, Cornfield Ants, Odorous Ants, Pavement Ants, Pharoah Ants, and Thatching Ants.

Understanding their behavior patterns of the various types of ants will help you achieve the best ant control. When in doubt about which type of ant you have, give us a call.

  1. 1. Follow the trail to find the nest.
  2. 2. Treat the nest directly if possible or use bait or non-repellent insecticide around the perimeter of the house and on the ant trails.

There are two main types of ant problems that are commonly encountered when ants show up inside.

  1. 1. Ants that live outside and come inside for food or water. You’ll usually be able to find a trail of ants coming and going on the outside when this is the case
  2. 2. Ants that already have a nest built inside. They’ll still go out to gather most of their food but opportunistically get food inside when the weather is bad or food is scarce.

How To Prevent Ants

  • 1. Caulk and seal cracks and crevices to eliminate passages into the home. You may not be able to seal all the entry points as ants are incredibly industrious in finding entry points.
  • 2. Clean around entry points with a detergent to remove the pheromone chemical trail.

To prevent further Ant infestations

  • Trim all trees and bushes so branches do not touch the house.
  • Correct moisture problems such as leaky roofs and plumbing.
  • Paint and/or seal exposed wood construction before it becomes wet.
  • Replace rotted, water-damaged, and previously Ant-infested wooden parts of the structure.
  • Eliminate wood/soil contacts.
  • Remove dead stumps on the property and store firewood off the ground and away from the structure.

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