What Our Clients Say

"Jer came by today to lay down some traps for mice in the garage and the house. He's a perfectly cordial gentleman who explained exactly what he was doing and what the cost covered. He even offered to spray a wasp nest in the garage for free.

I'd recommend Jer for professional pest-control needs. I know what he did today is working because I can hear the mice chewing away at the bait in the trap. Looking forward to a mice-free house this fall and winter because of Jer."
  -Hashem Hmd UE

"Great service, great price and very informative and honest man."
   -Rick Dubeau

"Our wasp problem was way outside my comfort zone. Coutts Pest Control arrived on time and dealt decisively with those wasps. Laid the sledgehammer on them. Jer knows his stuff. Nuff said."
  -John Woodward

I’ve used Coutts Pest Control on a couple of occasions, for different pest related issues. On both occasions, the service received was friendly, knowledgeable, and as promised. The service was explained in advance, including the expected results, warranty, etc. – No surprizes. My pest problems were solved quickly and properly. The work was done right the first time and I will use Coutts Pest Control for any future pest control needs.
  -Jeremy Sprott

I would like to describe my completely successful experience with Coutts Pest Control. Upon reporting to Mr. Coutts that we had a “rodent” of some kind burrowing under our garage Mr. Coutts was on site within 24 hours.
Within only a day or so he had determined that we had a ground squirrel problem. He offered some alternatives to dealing with the problem and we chose one that ended the problem almost immediately.
My wife and I were most grateful to Mr. Coutts for his swift action in taking care of this worrisome problem.
I would highly recommend Coutts Pest Control’s services to anyone that has an insect or rodent problem.
Coutts really does “give pests the boots!
  Sincerely Steve and Jean McCulloch, Petawawa, ON

Tired of ineffective do-it-yourself ant control approaches? Relax -  effective ant removal is achievable. 

Have ants as your guest or neighbor? This is certainly one of the last things that you would like to experience in your life. Some species of ants are known to transport bacteria and viruses, some are known for their painful stings that may cause allergic reactions, and some are especially noted for their damaging impact on property.  Coutts Pest Control

Ants come in different shapes and sizes and around 1000s of ant species with different biology, characteristics, and impact have been detected. Ant control can prove to be a tough job if you do not have adequate knowledge of ant behavior. 

Ants may nest in and around your house and can invade walls, lawns, and stumps, giving you a real challenge to control their growing population. Ants are able to follow each other as they leave behind a chemical trail that serves as a pheromone for others. There may be up to 300,000 to 500,000 colonies in an area and an entire colony may relocate to another place when it faces a threat. 

An ant colony has a relatively long lifespan and ants can penetrate through the tiniest openings to enter your home and make their way into your kitchen or storeroom. Most do-it-yourself techniques fail as they target the ants rather than the nests. 

If you are of one of those individuals who have struggled with ant removal, contact us for inspection and consultation. We, at Coutts Pest Control, execute specialized ant treatment procedures to help prevent ants from returning. Fill out the form on the right to schedule your ant removal service. 


Odorous AntAnts are one of the most successful groups of insects. They are social insects that live in colonies which are usually located outside, but may enter buildings for shelter and/or food. Ants feed on practically every kind of food but those entering homes are often looking for sweets and/or protein-containing substances.

Ants of concern in homes include pavement ants, thief ants, little black ants and carpenter ants.

Questions & Answers

Pavement antWhat does a pavement ant look like and where does it live?

The pavement ant is 3 mm to 4 mm long and is brown to black in colour. Its head and thorax exhibit fine parallel lines.

What do pavement ants eat and where do they live?

They nest in soil beneath slab and between walls. They prefer to eat grease and oils but will eat insects and sweet materials.

Thief AntWhat does a thief ant look like and where does it live?

A thief ant is 1 to 1.5 mm long and is a shiny yellow to brown colour. They live in large colonies under ground, in rotting wood and near foundation walls. They prefer to eat protein- base food and will not eat sugar.

What does a little black ant look like and where does it live?

This type of ant is 1.5 mm long and is dark to black. They live in soil, rotted wood or behind baseboards.

What do little black ants eat?

They eat insects. Honeydew, grease, vegetables and fruit.

When are ants most common?

During warm weather ants can be seen outdoors. Swarms of ants (reproductive) are commonly seen in June or July. If you see ants inside your home during winter months, a pest control expert should be contacted.

Are ants hazardous to humans?

Yes. Since ants are attracted to foods such as honey, fruit and meat they can carry disease germs from one area to another.

Ant eating foodWhat can I do to prevent an infestation of ants?

Good housekeeping practices such as keeping foods in sealed containers and areas free of spillage and crumbs will prevent ants, as will sealing of openings where ants may enter from outside.

If I have an infestation of ants, what can I do to eliminate them?

Depending on the severity of the infestation, a single control measure may not be effective and an integrated program may need to be in place.



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