Carpenter Ant Control Barrie

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We guarantee every service and provide extensive warranties to make sure pests are gone and our customers are happy. If contractual pests return following service and within the guarantee and warranty period, we will return at no additional cost. We work hard on keeping our customers pest free. Call Pest control Barrie for ant control services in Barrie .

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Carpenter Ant Control Barrie

The technicians at Pest Control Barrie are experts at dealing with carpenter ants. These ant species are one of the most destructive ants that Canadians are dealing with nationwide. Carpenter ants exploit any tiny opening and will use that to their advantage to march inside the interior of the property. Our crew has experience with treating severe Carpenter Ant infestations for more than a decade and do not plan on stopping anytime soon. Carpenter ants can even split into colonies makes eliminating them a impossible task for DIYers. Our technicians use precise techniques to determine the location of the nest and to treat the infestation at its very core to bring the ant count down to a complete 0. The specialists at Pest Control Barrie are trained, certified, and licensed to deal with the toughest infestations regardless of the severity or scale of the carpenter infestation. At Pest Control Barrie we have the means to declare your property 100% carpenter ant-free! For more information, contact our customer support team and find out when you can book your next appointment!



Ant Information

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Ants are seen as a invasive species. This might not come as a surprise at all knowing that nearly everyone across Canada have had one or multiple run-ins with ants one way or another. Depending on the species, some ants can split up in satellite colonies and set up their own bases. They invade properties in hordes and very well have the capabilities to cause long-term damage in the span of a few months costing property owners up to a few thousand dollars in repair costs alone. Ants in general are a cohesive species and achieve everything by group effort. This makes it far more detrimental.


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Types of Ants

Across the Barrie region and the Greater Toronto Area we come across a lot of different species that all require a different approach. One of the most common species we often encounter ants are the Carpenter Ant, Imported Odorous Ant, Pavement Ant, and the Imported Fire Ant. These ants are seen as a nuisance that invade and bother many residents in and around the region that have deal with them

Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants, contrary to what the majority thinks, carpenter ants do not even eat the wood but, in fact, tunnel intricate galleries, thereby damaging the structural integrity of the property as time passes. Carpenter ant damage can be recognized by finding, what is known as ‘frass’. Frass looks like fine wood dust and can be found directly under an entry-point that the carpenter ants carved out. Carpenter ants, typically, prefer damp wood, but their satellite colony often sets out for the drier parts of the home. Once in a while when you are dealing with a full-blown infestation, you might see carpenter ants exploring and scavenging for food outside of the colony.

Signs of Carpenter Ant Damage

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Most ant species pose no threat to safety, but then there is the Red Imported Fire Ant that is infamous for its painful bite. They are known to cause allergic reactions. These and other ant species are not able to carry any serious diseases. However, their presence is a nuisance that you want to have removed as soon as possible. 

Wood Damage

One of the initial signs of a severe infestation is small, rectangular holes in wood. This indicates that the ants are chewing through the wood and the tunnel can go deep inside the structure.

Sawdust and/or Wood Shavings

This sawdust-like material is known as frass which the ants kick out as they burrow into the wood. You are most likely to spot small piles of frass in dark areas, corners and crawl spaces. Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants don’t eat wood because it has no nutritional value to them. The ants simply burrow through the wood to create nests deep inside the structure.

Noises In The Walls

If you assume you have carpenter ants in the wall, simply knock on the wall and you should hear gentle rustling inside. This rustling noise, not unlike that of cellophane, is common when the ants are burrowing through the wood or moving around in the wall. Drywall for carpenter ants an ideal structure to build a nest in. While fiberglass and other types of foam insulations can be shelters for carpenter ants, you just may be in luck if your attic and walls are lined with cellulose insulation. This type of insulation is usually not a preferred nesting area for carpenter ants due to the fact that the outer layer of cellulose insulation is coated in repellent chemicals.

Although they do not like this type of insulation, there have been reported instances of carpenter ant activity in cellulose insulation in Toronto. If you notice or suspect that carpenter ants have started nesting in your home’s cellulose insulation, it is important to contact a pest control specialist to assess the situation. This could be a sign that the nearby wooden structures within your home are at capacity for colonies, and the ants are now forced to branch out to other structures to set up new colonies.


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Why Hire a Professional Ant Exterminator?

Professionals such as the technicians at Pest Control Barrie are able to carefully assess the situation and offer viable solutions that prevent future infestations from happening a second time. The technicians at Pest Control Barrie are licensed meaning that they have the credentials and the knowledge to combat every type of pest effectively with true potent formulations that are only reserved for professionals. The formulations are far more potent and thus more effective in comparison to the over-the-counter chemicals and repellants. We have tools and formulations at our disposal to fight every kind of infestation regardless of the size and severity of the infestation. We can treat insects, rodents, and wildlife with the same efficiency as we have done over the years that we have been active in Barrie and beyond. All of our formulations are environmental-friendly, non-toxic, and safe to use around others as we are dedicated to bettering today for a greener brighter tomorrow. We take the health and well-being of our technicians and that of our customers very seriously that is why we follow strict guidelines and regulations that assure the security of our technicians throughout the exclusion and proofing procedure. We are often the first choice for many of our neighbors due to our strong ethics and dedication to making our community a better place and we do this one house at a time.