Pest Control & Rodent Removal in The Kawarthas, ON

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Getting Rid of Rodents, Bugs and Wildlife in Your Home and Business

Several homes and businesses trust Zolo Pest Control to protect their homes, brands and their customers from pests. Our services range from basic pest prevention programs to intensive auditing services that include our cutting-edge assessment tools. Give us a call with your questions and we’ll provide you with a free estimate for a pest protection plan or single pest extermination that will work - Guaranteed, or your money back.

List of pest control services in The Kawarthas offered by Zolo

Pest Control: Cottage Living Pests in The Kawarthas

Carpenter Ants in the Kawarthas

Carpenter ants are wood-destroying insects native to the Kawarthas that are usually mistaken for termites. Much like termites, carpenter ants can consume and destroy a wooden structure if left alone. These ants have even been known to cause walls to collapse.

Carpenter ants live in a network of nests: a Parent Colony, which is almost always outside, and Satellite Nests, located in a radius around the parent colony. The Satellite Nests act to expand the foraging range of the parent nest, and they are in frequent contact with the Parent Nest to share resources. Carpenter ants may not eat the wood they chew, but they can still cause a lot of damage to your home. To burrow and build their nests, carpenter ants munch through dead, wet wood easily, creating tunnels and cavities to lay eggs and grow their colonies.

How To Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

  • Step 1: Locate the nest
    Follow a scent trail or check suspect wood for visible signs of damage, keeping in mind that ants usually forage about 300 feet from the nest. Indoors carpenter ants can often be found nesting near sinks, tubs and other high-moisture zones. Outdoors, check around tree stumps, firewood stacks and wood structures with obvious moisture damage.
  • Step 2: Destroy the nest
    Once you locate a nest indoors, apply insecticide dust by drilling holes into the wall where the nest is suspected and inject the dust. You can also use non-toxic borax, boric acid or diatomaceous earth. You may have to repeat the treatment several times. If the nest is outdoors, drench it with a sprayer of liquid insecticide.
  • Step 3: Put out bait.
    If you can’t find the nest or it is difficult to access, place slow-acting granular bait near entry points and moist areas where ants are likely to gather. You can also spray foam or gel baits into voids, through nail holes into walls, around gaps in plumbing and into ant tunnels themselves. Ants will hopefully bring the bait back to the nest and kill the entire colony, queen and all.
Mice infestation in the Kawarthas

Mice and Rodents in the Kawarthas

Rats and mice are members of the rodent family and are a nuisance to any home. Rodents can contaminate about 10 times the food they consume with their waste, fur, and saliva, all of which harbor diseases like hantavirus. This leads to weakened immune systems, headaches, fever, meningitis, and in rare cases, even rabies. Rodent infestations can wreak havoc on your property, leaving a trail of tattered wires, boxes, and clothes. Rodents are capable of squeezing into gaps that appear to be too small for them and will enter your home at any given opportunity. These critters breed rapidly all throughout the year so one rodent currying through your home is one rodent too many.

Signs of mice and other rodent infestation include:

  • Droppings: These are dark brown and shaped like rice grains.
  • Scratching noises: Rats are agile climbers and can go up to hard-to-reach places like lofts and ceilings. They may also occupy the space beneath floorboards.
  • Nests: Rodents nest in warm, hidden places such as the gap behind the refrigerator, using shredded bits of cardboard and fabric as material.
  • Burrows: Check for burrows in your garden, shed, or garage.
Hornets infestation in the Kawarthas

Hornets, Bees, Wasps, and Stinging Insect Removal in the Kawarthas

Hornets, Wasps and bees Bees play an important part in our environment. They pollinate the flowers and plants that provide much of our food. Wasps especially, have their benefits, as some eat destructive pests like cicadas. But while these insects have a role outside of the home, a nest of hornets, bees, wasps, or other stinging insects in or near your home can be very dangerous. Between stings and structural damage, a nest needs to be moved or removed quickly by an expert like Zolo Pest Control.

Signs of stinging insects nests and infestation include:

Because hornets, bees, and stinging insects are found almost everywhere, seeing one or two does not mean you have a nest nearby. In some cases, you may see an actual nest. To determine what kind of stinging insect you’re dealing with, look at the nest:

  • Significant Increase in Bees and Wasps – A few bees or wasps are nothing to worry about. A significant increase – seeing dozens of insects when you go out – can indicate a nearby nest.
  • Loud Buzzing Sounds – With up to 10,000 bees or wasps in most nests, there is a good chance you’ll hear a nest if you’re close enough. The sound of a beehive has been compared to an electric fan or refrigerator.
  • Patches on Walls or Ceilings – If you have honey bees nesting in your home, you may start to see dark spots on walls or ceilings as the honey begins to stain.
  • Holes in Trees – Carpenter bees can burrow into wood. If you see tunneling in your home or the trees surrounding your property, it could be a sign of bees.

Call Zolo Pest Control to Remove Rodents and Stinging Insects

Instead of wasting time and money with store-bought products, get in touch with our experienced pest control team today if you suspect that rodents and stinging insects are present in and around your home, office, factory, or warehouse. Our pest control professionals can inspect your home or business to determine if stinging insects and rodents are living within the structure or somewhere on the property. Depending on the location of the nest, burrows, the aggressiveness of the insects and rodents, and the potential dangers, they can decide whether removal is necessary for your safety.

Why Hire ZOLO

Hiring a professional pest control company from the beginning will save you so much time and stress, rather than going through trial and error by doing it yourself. Leave the hard work to the professionals with the know-how to quickly eliminate your pest problem once and for all. Save yourself time, energy, and frustration by hiring our reputable pest control company. Our trained and licensed pest technicians will be able to solve your problem quickly and effectively because they are knowledgeable about pests and effective treatments. After all, it is what they do every day. Stop throwing away your time and hard-earned money only to have to call a professional anyway. Get professional help and get it done right the first time.

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