Carpenter ants are infamous for attacking wood structures in your home. Looking for humid areas or leaks in your home is important. Looking for signs is important as well, so you know where to locate them. Carpenter ants can also nest in mulch outside. Carpenter ants are more inclined to attack vulnerable wood-rotting due to the moisture of passage of time. It’s rare to find them hollowing dry wood. It is best to contact professional carpenter ant exterminator Toronto in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home ant-free as soon as possible!
The most vulnerable structure is wood that is in direct contact with the ground. And just like termites, carpenter ants will take advantage of entry points into buildings. When you are inspecting wood for infestation, look for frass or carpenter ant sawdust. If the sawdust is seen underneath a hole, it’s normally a sign of a new entry. This is why it is essential to get into a habit of inspecting the exterior of the property and wood structures.
Remember, if the infestation took time a while ago, there would be no sign of frass indicative of entry. You will, however, notice damage to wooden structures. If left to thrive, carpenter ants will cause significant damage compromising the structural integrity of a building. If your infestation has been around for some time, the damage could be of enormous proportions.
The most definitive sign of their infestation always involves spotting piles of sawdust. This evidence is left behind since carpenter ants do not eat the wood they chip out. Water stains on the wood are also a potential sign of an ant infestation. When ants damage to wood, water begins to sip in, soaking into the interior of the house. The water that sips in contributes to the damage already caused by the ants.
When investigating for ant damage, don’t narrow your search to ground wooden floor structures or wooden structures in contact with the ground. Once the insects get access, the infestation spread very quickly throughout your property.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and people have taken measures to practice social-distancing. We at The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto have taken it upon us to make you feel at ease. For ant treatments we do not use any toxic chemicals that will need anybody to leave their house. Additionally upon request we will wear protective suits to make you feel at ease.