Ants

Carpenter Ants

When are Carpenter Ants Most Active?

Carpenter ants are indigenous to many parts of the world. They are known to mostly nest outside in rotted, damp wood where they build distinctive looking nests. They are also famous for chewing through the wood to create passageways that offer access to their nesting areas known as galleries. When they build their nests indoors,…

Can Sugar Ants Damage Your House?

During springtime, sugar ants will begin their home invasion, foraging for food and water. While these tiny little ants are not harmful to humans, they are a nuisance and can get out of hand if the colony gets too big. Sugar ants are common in Canada, and most people refer to them as small ants…

Allergic Reaction to Ant Bites

It’s more common to fear an ant sting than become allergic to one. Different people get different reactions from ant bites and stings such as swollen foot, itching, and even a severe allergic reaction that might need immediate medical attention. After an ant bite, it’s normal to get a small itching lump, which will normally…

What Plants Deter Ants

What Plants Deter Ants

There are several species of ants all over the world that are often a real pain to deal with both in your home and garden. Ants are very useful to our environment; they prey on fleas, termites, caterpillars among other bothersome insects. Even though they prey on these insects, they provide a hideaway for aphids…

The Danger of Carpenter Ants in the Attic

The Danger of Carpenter Ants in the Attic

Ants might seem harmless, but when you spot carpenter ants in your attic, there should be a reason to worry. Carpenter ants get their name through their nest building capabilities. They have learned the art of excavating wood, forming smooth tunnels where they build their galleries. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not feed on the…

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

If you are reading this, you are probably wondering how to get rid of carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are one of nature’s most aggressive destroyers. Although they don’t spread any known disease, carpenter ants just like termites damage wood. Unlike the termites, carpenter ants do not feast on the wood. Instead, they hollow through it…

What are Flying Carpenter Ants?

What are Flying Carpenter Ants?

Spotting flying ants in your home is a bad sign; having them in your home during winter is worse. This is because the only time you will see ants with wings is when they are looking to breed. If you spot a flying ant in the summer, it could be an outdoor species that accidentally…

Carpenter Ant Nest

Carpenter Ant Nest

Spring is finally here, and while we look forward to celebrating the end of winter, we have to brace ourselves for what bad it brings. Unwanted pests. Carpenter ants are perhaps the most common pests in Canada, and besides being a nuisance indoors, they have the capability of causing extensive damage to wood by hollowing…

How to Deal with Carpenter Ants in Your House

Ants are a widespread problem throughout Canada, Carpenter ants are small, black, and prefer to make their nests in wood. They will hollow out sections of wood to create galleries they use to move through. Carpenter ants don’t cause nearly as much damage as you would get from termites. According to Mike Potter, an Entomologist…

Carpenter Ant Damage – How Destructive Can Ants Be?

If you have spotted a large ant in your house, especially during spring or fall, there’s a high chance it is a carpenter ant. In case the ant has wings, then there’s little doubt that it is, in fact, a carpenter ant. Carpenter ants are common across Canada and the U.S, and they are one…