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. Here are a few facts about Carpenter Ants.
Carpenter Ants are unique and different from most other ants. Regardless of which carpenter ant you have, their characteristics will include:
The use of scent trails that can reach several hundred feet. These trails enable the ants to forage far and wide yet still get home safe.
Naturally nocturnal, carpenter ants will prefer to work when it’s dark.
Carpenter ants typically chew on wood as they create nests. This chewing can cause a range of damage.
Carpenter ants are general well in tune with the local environment and naturally drawn to moist, damp voids and spaces.
An ability to avoid chemically treated areas and find new ways into a structure.
In general, carpenter ant nests will “shut down” outside as winter arrives. But if nests reside on a structure, they can be active all winter long. In early spring, workers will get early even when it’s still cold outside attempting to find food and get their nests up and active again.
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