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Carpenter Ants in Hamilton

About. In many regions, carpenter ants (Camponotus) are the most important wood-infesting insects in the urban environment. They are called carpenter ants because nest galleries have a smooth surface, as if sanded by a carpenter. Carpenter ants DO NOT EAT WOOD! They are outdoor scavengers and usually feed on insects and aphid honeydew. However, workers […]

Action Pest Control: Inspect, Identify; Eliminate...

At Action Pest Control; we give you our promise to Inspect your home thoroughly,  identify the problem and the extent to which it has manifested, and to eliminate the problem with a written guarantee. We ask detailed questions when you call in order to assess the extent of your problem, the size of the area […]

Bedbugs 2, Government 0 -pesticide regulations fail consumers

Interestingly;  about two years ago at a bedbug symposium, an official from MOE (which regulates pesticides for the Government in Ontario) got so flustered when  attendees kept mentioning  bringing back certain pesticides to help battle the major bedbug problem all cities are facing,  he threatened  to leave the podium if that line of questions did […]

Treating Bed Bug Infestations

Controlling bed bugs takes time and patience. There are a variety of non-chemical approaches that have been shown to be effective. In addition, pesticides are available to aid in the control process. Combining chemical and non-chemical treatments in a unified approach that often makes the most sense. The approach is called integrated pest management (IPM). […]

Bed Bug Pesticide Alert

Never use a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use. It is very dangerous and won’t solve your bed bug promblem. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bed bugs can make you sick, may not solve the problem, and could even make it worse by causing the bed bugs […]

5 steps to eliminating bedbugs

1. Vacuuming is very important. Do a thorough vacuum job of all affected mattress and box-springs and any carpeting and also the baseboards. 2. Remove bedding and clothing from the affected room and either wash and dry or just put them through a hot dryer cycle for 30 minutes. 3. Inspect mattress and box spring […]

What's the Deal With Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are one of those insects that you sometimes can’t avoid.  They’re everywhere and let’s face it, they are annoying!  Over the many years I’ve been doing pest control, I’ve seen horrible infestations.  There isn’t much difference in the number of roaches in Hamilton or Toronto.  The fact is that they exist and Action Pest […]

The Life of a Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants, which are commonly seen in and near dwellings are typically the wingless, non-productive worker adults.  Carpenter ants live in large groups or colonies consisting of hundreds of worker ants, a few reproductive males and female as well as one queen. At first the colony is small, however, in later years the population can […]

Carpenter Ants In Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville

Here come the ants……   Carpenter ants are one of the most common structural pests found in and around the home.  They are the largest type of ant that invade the home….they can range from 1/4 to 3/4 inches in length.  they have a constricted waist, bent antennae and they can be black, reddish-black or […]

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