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Ants are social insects that live in colonies. There are more than 12,000 species worldwide including odorous, pavement, pharaoh, thief, carpenter and more! Proper identification helps us determine the source and effective treatments for an ant infestation. From carpenter ants and odorous ants to pavement ants and more, we have the solution to your pest problem - Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. has the solution for ant control in Calgary. We provide comprehensive exterminator services for residential and commercial properties. Contact us today!

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Types of Ants

Several types of ants can infest your property and cause various types of damage. Some common ants are:

  • Odorous house ants: You can easily identify these ants from the rotten coconut smell they produce when you crush them. These ants are hard to eliminate and can flourish in various areas of your property, such as crevices in walls, underneath carpets, baseboards and wood piles. We deal with these ants by clearing individual colonies.
  • Carpenter ants: These ants are detectable with their black bodies, red legs and a single node. It's crucial to remove these ants from your property because they nest in wood and can cause severe structural damage if left unchecked. They generally come up in places where wood comes in contact with humidity.
  • Pavement ants: These ants have grooves on their head and thorax, with a stinger at the tip of their abdomen. They build their colonies under sidewalks, foundations, compost heaps, bricks and stones. You might find them looking for food on your kitchen counters or in your bathroom.

If you aren't sure what kind of pest is infesting your home, let us help you identify that pest. Whatever your type of ant infestation might be, we can provide you with efficient solutions. To learn more about our ant control services in Calgary, speak to us today!


How to Prevent Ant Infestations in Your Home

The two most common reasons you'll find ants in your house are:

  • If there are crumbs of food, a spillage or dirty dishes around your home.
  • Heavy rains cause ant nests outdoors to flood. These ants may then relocate to somewhere drier, like inside your home.

Check out our helpful guide and tips to help prevent your home from pests!


How to Prepare Your Home for Ant Treatment

We can bait or spray for the control of ants depending on the type of ants and the severity of the infestation. The method of extermination will determine if you need to prepare your house. If spraying is requested or necessary many items may need to moved and time out of the home is required whereas baiting may require cleaning some areas with no time out of the home.

Download our Preparation Guidelines for Ants for a detailed guide when spraying. Our exterminators have the experience and technical equipment to ensure a careful, humane, quick and affordable extermination process. See what our customers are saying about our work and check out our blog and frequently asked questions, and reach out to us to request an estimate!


Contact Us

Cal-Rid Exterminators Inc. has offered a range of residential and commercial pest control services in Calgary since 1958. We have the experience in providing effective, environmentally safe and humane solutions for rodent, bird and insect infestations. We also have products to help you prevent and get rid of pests in your home. Call us now to claim your peace of mind!

We can bait or spray for the control of ants depending on the type of ant and method determine you may need to prepare your house. To Prepare Your Home for Ant Treatment:

  1. Throughout the unit, move all furniture away from the walls by about 12" to 18".
  2. Clear the floor area of all closets so that baseboard areas can be accessed.
  3. Remove everything from the lower kitchen cupboards (from the counter top down). Place these items on the counter or table. After treatment, do not wash the shelves, simply line them with new paper, either shelf-lining paper or wax paper before putting the dishes or food product back. This will provide a layer of protection between the pesticide and your dishes and/or food product.
  4. After treatment, everyone must be away from the home for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. If anyone in the home is pregnant or nursing, less than 1 year of age, or having severe allergies or respiratory problems, these people should stay away for a longer period of time, generally 24 hours.
  5. All pets must be removed from the home for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours, except for birds which should be removed for 24 hours. If you have fish tanks you should cover the fish tank with plastic, towel or a sheet and unplug any fish filters as they pump outside air into the water the fish live in.

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