Test Your Knowledge: Carpenter Ant Quiz

Carpenter Ant

We created this Carpenter Ant quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the Carpenter Ants? Check your answers with the answer key posted below. Males are ________________ than females.  Smaller Larger The only function of male ants is to ______________ during swarming. Find Food for the females Guard the nest Burrow through … Read more

Test Your Knowledge: Little Black Ant Quiz

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We created this fun quiz so that you can test your knowledge on Little Black Ants! Take the “Little Black Ant Quiz” below and compare your answers to the answer key at the bottom of this post. Good luck! Little black ants are ________ nodded ants. 1 2  When do Little Black Ants swarm? Spring/summer … Read more

Kill The Household Mafias

Below is an infographic with the “Household Mafias” and the attack techniques you will need to defeat them! Termites Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year How to Kill Use … Read more

The Problem with Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant Damage

Most of the time when people think about insects causing property damage they think about Termites. What they don’t think about though, are Carpenter Ants. Carpenter ants are one of the biggest insect threats to Canadian homes. Generally larger than most ants and either dark brownish red or black in color, carpenter ants are found … Read more

Don’t Let Pests Move in With You

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Moving into a new home is exciting! Whether it’s a newly built structure or a previously standing home, having a fresh space is always an exciting new start- as long as it stays fresh and pest free. Unfortunately, your new home could look appealing to various insects and field rodents as well. Here are some … Read more

Carpenter Ants Can Silently Destroy Your Home

Carpenter Ant Damage

Red Deer is unique. A beautiful city hugging river it’s named after and surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian prairies, it’s a jewel in the country’s west. Its geography and climate add to its culture, and also produce a unique set of pest control problems. One of the worst problems faced are Carpenter ants, … Read more

Carpenter Ants: More Like Demolition Experts

Carpenter Ant Damage

Carpenter ants are one of the biggest insect threats to Canadian homes. They’re found in all areas of the province, and infestations often remain undetected, until repair becomes very costly. Most of the time, when people think about insects causing property damage, they think about termites. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, don’t consume wood fiber, they … Read more

Carpenter Ants: Decaying Wood Outside Will Invite These Ants into Your Home

Carpenter Ant Damage

Carpenter ants…is there any other type of insect that causes as much destruction as these guys? Not really, as carpenter ants are at the top of the list for the “home destruction over time” category! The state of your home and the safety of it from carpenter ant damage really does begin with the area … Read more

Pest Spotlight: Ant Swarmers

Ant Swarmers

At this time of year, ants are working hard at setting up for winter – but they also have to deal with those thoughts of lust that start to occur. Ants are social creatures that communicate with each other, it’s important that ants have genetic diversity within their colonies. Diversity is so important to ants … Read more