Ants are fairly innocuous things. They scurry about on the floor without caring what you are doing. But a colony of ants can be a real nuisance. For example the fire ant can make you seriously ill while the carpenter ant can tunnel through wood, potentially damaging the structure of your home.
It is worth noting that the carpenter ant does not actually eat wood like the termite does.
If you believe you have an infestation of carpenter ants you should get a professional pest control service to check out your home.
It is important to be aware that this type of ant does not usually bore into dry wood; they prefer damp or even dead wood. Here are the signs of a carpenter ant infestation:
If you have ants crawling round your home it is possible that you have an infestation. Of course it may simply be they have been attracted to some spilt food. But, the usual expectation is that they have invaded.
You’ll need to follow the ants to discover where they have their nest.
A further sign that you have an issue is if you find winged ants in your home or emerging from your walls. This is the stage at which the young ants have become adults and are ready to mate. The place they have emerged from is likely to be part of their nest.
As carpenter ants do not eat the wood they will leave wood shavings at the site … Read More