how fast do carpenter ants reproduce

how fast do carpenter ants reproduce

Carpenter ants are a terrible infestation, but their reproduction process is actually kind of fascinating. However, they are a serious danger to your home and your family’s health and well-being. 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 carpenter ants life cycle starts when the ant colony has reached maturity and is producing ants with wings. At this point the ants will perform a nuptial dance in the air where they have intercourse and produce fertilized eggs. Male winged ants mate with the female ants and after this process is done the males die and the females shed their wings and consume the wing muscles they had grown for sustenance. The female then searches for a new site to build her new colony. She is now the queen of what could be an infestation in your home. The queen finds a crack in a wood structure and lays her eggs. She then remains there, sealed up until her children are adult workers. 

She feeds them with her saliva until they become old enough to forage for themselves. These new colonies take up to 6 years to fully form and the ants only live for 12 or so weeks so it can take a while for this new colony to be a threat, but the bad news is you won’t know until it is. She will continue to do this, birthing more worker ants to build her colony and forage for food. 

So its clear the carpenter ants reproduce quite frequently and can get large very fast. If this is your situation then you need to get professional help. Call The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto for all your ant related needs and we will get those ants out with a 6-month warranty. 

Call The Exterminators Inc. Now to get an appointment, before its too late!