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Carpenter Ant Nest in Mulch

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Carpenter ants adore wood, and the amount of wood that you have around your property can encourage or discourage these destructive insects. Unlike termites, the ants don’t eat wood, but they build their nests in wooden structures, including garden sheds, decking, and even in the mulch. If you are dealing with carpenter ants it is best to contact the technicians at Carpenter Ant Control Toronto to make carpenter ants a thing of the past!

So, how do you prevent carpenter ants from colonizing your garden mulch, and what do you do if the worst happens and the pests invade your garden? Carpenter ants love wood, and the amount of wood that you have around your property can encourage or discourage these destructive insects.

So, how do you prevent carpenter ants from colonizing your garden mulch, and what do you do if the worst happens and the pests invade your garden? Indoor nests

Carpenter ant nests are identifiable by the small piles of sawdust that you’ll see around the entry points to the colony. Sometimes, you’ll spot parts of dead ants and discarded swarmer wings too.

To kill the ants and wipe out the colony:

Carefully drill one-eighth-inch holes in the wall, every six inches or so, for three to six feet either side of the suspected nest location.

Puff boric acid powder into each hole. The powder will gradually disperse inside the ants’ system of tunnels, killing them quickly before they have a chance to leave the nest.

Block the holes, making sure that any potential entry points around pipes, etc. are well-sealed.

Outdoor nests

Carpenter ants like to nest outside too, especially in piles of mulch, wood stores, and the like.

Outdoor nests can be dealt with by drenching the area with a strong insecticide, such as carbaryl diazinon or chlorpyrifos. However, you must check with your local authority before you use toxic chemicals, as some insecticides are illegal in some states.

Also, chemical treatments can be dangerous to children and pets, so we recommend that you leave it to professionals.

During the coronavirus pandemic, The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto has taken extra measures to ensure your safety and comfort during these unprecedented times we all are facing today around the globe. As we all practice social-distancing on a large scale we at our company are dedicated to facilitating your needs and worries. That is why we have taken it upon us to wear protective gear upon request to make you feel more at ease while doing our job. In addition, we utilize non-toxic treatments to eliminate the ant population from your home entirely and can perform disinfection service.

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Joe is a professional pest control exterminator with over 15 years of experience and enjoys sharing his knowledge about different pests and how you can deal with them.