Length:1 to 3 mm long
Color:Brown to Black
TreatmentSpraying, Dusting, Applying Gel and Bait Station.

Types of AntsThere are 3 types of ants:


1 – Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are most common in Canada, dull black or reddish-brown in colour, length1/4 to 1/2 inches (3-13mm). Generally found in wooden structures near moisture/water sources in late spring and early summer in colonies, range from 2000-3000 carpenter ants per established colony.

2 – Pavement Ants

Pavement ants brown to black, small in length1/10 to 1/8 inches (3-4mm). Generally found under concrete slabs, sidewalk, driveway and foundations.  Lived in colonies outside of the house, a mount of displaced soil can be seen near the colony.

3 – Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants yellow to light brown in colour, size is very small 1-2mm and found inside the house. Generally found near moist and warm areas (base boards, furniture, under floor) lived in multi colony, hard to control due to location, size and colour.

Preparation for Ants's treatment by the homeowner
  1. Empty kitchen cupboards, washroom cupboards beneath the sink and the place where they are seen.
  2. Kitchen counter top should be clean and clear. No dirty dishes.
  3. Remove food, dishes, pots and cutlery from the kitchen and clear the cupboards and drawers.
  4. Base boards in the kitchen and bath rooms should be accessible for spray.
  5. Pull away stove and fridge from the wall and clean out behind stove and fridge.
  6. Any person or pet will not stay inside the house during treatment. If you have fish aquarium, turn off the air pump and cover the top, after treatment leave the house vacant at least for 4 hours.

We can get rid of ants by applying government approved chemicals. For more details about ants please visit here and here.


Ants are very tiny insects that live in colonies. We can get rid of ants by applying government approved chemicals.

Alder Pest 's operator can come to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with ANTS.


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