what do carpenter ants eat

What Do Carpenter Ants Eat?

Carpenter ants are found around North America. They are large and black and they tunnel through the wood but that is not something they eat. This is something a lot of people wonder, what do they eat? Well its not wood so what is it? Please be aware that carpenter ants bite, so call professional pest control to deal with them.

Carpenter ants eat all kinds of things. Carpenter ants often eat protein in the form of living or dead insects that crawl too close to the colony. Carpenter ants, also referred to as sugar ants are also very fond of sweet flavors like honey and fruit and can damage your home. In your home they feed on whatever you leave lying around. Especially meats and pet foods.

If you have a carpenter ant problem, likely hood is they are all over your food so you will definitely want to seal it away in sealed plastic containers. The best way to deal with them is knowing about them.

Carpenter ants are large ants, black and in some cases may have wings. Look for wings around windows and in the kitchen. This could be a sign of a serious infestation. Don’t bring wood from outside, inside because that is a guaranteed way to get carpenter ants. Get rid of water leaks and any damp areas in the house. Seal garbage tightly to make sure they can’t access it and clean your entire house from top to bottom, get rid of any sign of food or dirt and get rid of clutter that ants can use to hide in or behind. It is best to contact professional carpenter ant exterminator in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home ant-free as soon as possible!

If you are already seeing a severe infestation in your home the best thing to do after the above steps is to call a professional from The Exterminators inc. We have technicians that are highly trained in ant removal and can easily get your ant problem out. 

Call The Exterminators – Pest Control Mississauga Now to get an appointment, before its too late!