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 moreThe Problem with Carpenter Ants

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 moreCarpenter Ants Can Silently Destroy Your Home

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 moreCarpenter Ants: More Like Demolition Experts

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

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 morePest Spotlight: Ant Swarmers

Everything You Need To Know About Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant

As summer is upon us the chances of you seeing the presence of ants in your home increases as the temperatures go up. Carpenter ants do not use wood as their food source, they create tunnels for their homes and brood rearing. Carpenter ants prefer to tunnel through wet or moist wood in your home … Read moreEverything You Need To Know About Carpenter Ants

DIY: How to Remove Ant Hills

no foolin with poulin - ants and boy

The joys of summer. People in Saskatoon, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Brandon or Winnipeg all enjoy the heat and relaxing on a deck or patio. Lawn maintenance is an enjoyable past time and having green lawn challenges between neighbours becomes a great competition. The problem for many people is that they become infested with Allegheny … Read moreDIY: How to Remove Ant Hills

Pest Spotlight: Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant

Scientific Name: Camponotus spp. Common Names: Carpenter Ant Color: Mainly black, but varies from brown and red Size: Up to 1 inch or 25 millimetres long (workers can be 3 to 13 mm), nearly 5 times the size of a typical pavement ant or black garden ant. FACT: In North America, lumbermen during the early … Read morePest Spotlight: Carpenter Ants

5 Unwanted Hitchhikers

Hitchhiker

Over the holidays we opened our homes to friends and family from all over the globe. Many guests came bearing gifts, food, or wine, but some may have carried in a few unwanted guests! Several pests are hitchhikers and will latch on to an unsuspecting host to get a free ride right into your home. … Read more5 Unwanted Hitchhikers