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Ants, Spiders, and Wasps - OH MY!

collage with a spider, ant and wasp in front of a house

They are creepy, crawly, and we understand you don’t want them in your home! We offer immediate and also preventative pesticide solutions for ants, spiders, and wasps/hornets. While many insects and spiders are beneficial to the environment, an infestation should be handled by a professional.

It helps to know the different types of pests and why they are choosing to hang out with you. It also helps to know how to deter them from your space.

1. Ants (ie: pavement ants, carpenter ants, black ants, thief ants). These various ants are attracted to grease, rotting wood, soil, and sweet materials among other things.

Deter them by:

- cleaning up spills right away

- properly storing & disposing of garbage, recycling, and compost

- replacing rotting wood like trim and door frames

- storing firewood off the ground and away from buildings

2. Spiders (ie: cobweb spider, house spider, sac spider, funnel web spider, orb weaver spider). Most spiders are nocturnal, increasing in population near waterways and sunlight where they feed on other insects.

Deter them by:

- cleaning up debris in dark, cool, and damps areas

- frequently cleaning areas like window sills, ceilings, corners, frames, and doorways, especially where there is sunlight

3. Wasps & Hornets (ie: paper wasp, bald-faced hornet, yellow jacket, european hornet). Spring is the best time to scope out new nests being built. Once a colony is well-established it is harder to eliminate. Always wear protection and exercise caution.

Deter them by:

- removing debris outdoors to eliminate shelter

- inspecting attics, eaves, wood, and composter for signs of a new colony

- What not to do: pour boiling water or flammables into ground nests (this will only anger them and is unsafe); block nests in wall voids (they can chew through drywall).

If you feel like you’re losing the battle, we can help! We are provincially licensed and insured to offer industrial grade extermination, complete with friendly service at an affordable price. We also offer seasonal preventative services - stopping them in their tracks before they become a larger issue for you.

Servicing southwestern Ontario including Woodstock, Stratford, London, Tillsonburg, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, and surrounding areas.

Call: (519) 421-2677

Text: (289) 987-0390



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