It’s Springtime which means Carpenter Ants and other pests are going to be active again. Wildwoods Pest Control is dedicated to making sure your home is pest free. Carpenter ants can cause a significant amount of damage to the wood in your house. Many will see an ant and not think it is a big deal, but if you see one ant, there are many more that are unseen.
Carpenter ants do not actually eat the wood in your home. They actually excavate galleries in the wood for nesting and laying eggs. If you are seeing a substance that looks like sawdust, this could be a sign of carpenter ants. Food for the carpenter ant nest is usually found outside as they feed on other insects and parts of plants. For this reason, an effective way to exterminate carpenter ants is to do a solid perimeter treatment, knowing that the ants must cross it in order to bring food back to the nest.
Since they usually move at night, a carpenter ant infestation can go unnoticed for a long time. It becomes more important to have the nest treated by a pest control company to ensure that they are entirely gone and not continuing to destroy your home without you being aware.