At Bugman Pest Control, we understand how troublesome an ant infestation in your home can be. Ants can carry diseases that put you and your family's health at risk and cause structural damage to your property. We offer quick and efficient ant extermination services in Kelowna, Penticton & Vernon. Our licensed technicians have the equipment and experience to eliminate the infestation in your home.
Get in touch with us today to schedule an inspection and professional extermination services for ants and carpenter ant infestations.
The Okanagan region is home to a variety of ants, each with unique characteristics. These ants can invade your home and damage it in different ways. Some common ants found in this area are:
Carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are the largest of the native ant types and can grow up to 2 cms in size. They like to reside in moist wood, although they don’t actually eat it.
Odorous house ants: Odorous house ants are dark red or black and release an odour that is like rotten coconuts. Although they make their nests in the outdoors, they will enter your home if given a chance.
Pavement ants: As the name suggests, these reddish-brown ants are generally found along pavements but can infiltrate other areas. They have a large appetite and can eat almost anything.
Pharaoh ants: These yellowish or light brown ants seek out indoor spaces that are warm and have high humidity. Their colonies expand with great speed, and they can spread salmonellosis and dysentery.
Thatcher ants: Thatcher ants are large in size and are red and black. They get their name from the nests they create, which are massive mounds that appear to be thatched.
Ants are common insects that can sneak into your home from areas such as windows, broken doors and foundations. Some common signs of an ant infestation in your home are:
Colony of ants: If you've noticed an ant colony in your home, or your yard, you should deal with it immediately.
Rustling noises: Carpenter ants live in wood and are active at night. While nesting in your wooden structures, they make rustling noises that are easy to detect.
Wooden shavings: When working in the wood in your home, carpenter ants will leave behind a trail of wooden shavings.
A carpenter ant can cause extensive damage to your home's foundation. If you have a carpenter ant infestation on your property, call us now.
While a few ants on your property are normal, an infestation poses a threat to your home. Ants carry a variety of diseases and can contaminate your food. In addition to that, species such as carpenter ants can cause structural damage to your property. It is essential to contact a professional pest control company to deal with an infestation before it spreads.
If you suspect you have an ant infestation in your home, speak to our Kelowna ant exterminators today to schedule an inspection and removal services.
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