Carpenter ants

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…

Termite or Carpenter Ants – Know the Difference

Know the difference between termite and carpenter ants. Termites and ants, particularly carpenter ants, often take up residence in the same place. For instance, they may both inhabit a hollow tree or a rotting stump or log. Because they often live so close to one another, it can be hard to tell the difference between…

What Do Carpenter Ants Do to Wooden Materials?

Like termites, carpenter ants are notorious for causing structural damage on wood structures which is why most people assume that these ants eat wood. The truth is carpenter ants don’t eat wood; indoors, their diet consists mainly of proteins such as pet food, sweets and meats. Outdoors they mainly feed on small insects. Here at…

Home Remedies and Carpenter Ants, Do They Really Work?

Carpenter Ants and Their Life Cycle

Ants are common household pests. Throughout many areas of Canada, you will find several species of ants, some of which invade homes. One such species of ant is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants can cause structural damages to homes since they chew through wood to build their nests. Understanding the life cycle of a carpenter…

Finding a Carpenter Ant Nest – Carpenter Ant Signs

Carpenter Ants are among the most destructive types of pests that can infest your home.    Unlike termites they do not eat wood per se, but dig into it to build their nests.  As most of our houses are built with wood, this can create serious issues for homeowners if Carpenter Ants begin building a colony…

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Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation 

Carpenter Ant Infestation Signs Having pests around the house is usually a great nuisance for every homeowner.  It gets even worse when they cannot be seen thus delaying the detection process and in turn the termination process. Carpenter ants are one of those pests that could lead to total destruction of all the wooden parts of a house…

How Carpenter Ants Build Nests?

What You Need to Know About Carpenter Ants

Much as we try, most efforts to eradicate ant plagues from our lives have failed completely. There’s simply no way to overcome one of the most environmentally resilient animals to ever walk on the surface of the Earth. Which is particularly worrisome when the invader is a wood dwelling tantrum. If left untreated, a swarm…

Can Carpenter Ants Cause Structural Damage to a Property?

Many people including exterminators think carpenter ants are not as destructive as termites and this is mostly true. This causes some homeowners to put off extermination, do DIY extermination rather than hire a professional or to simply ignore the infestation since presumably, the ants can cause major damage anyway. There are a few factors that…