what does a carpenter ant nest look like

What Does a Carpenter Ant Nest Look Like

Carpenter ants are frustrating to have. They can chew through your house and cause very expensive repairs. Carpenter ants can also infect your food with feces causing health risks to you and your family and pets. Carpenter ants love pet food. Carpenter ants usually start their primary nest outside of the home in wood on the property. They are attracted to high humidity because that is the situation that suites their eggs best. When they finish building this primary nest they will move on to find better, warmer locations to make a nest, and that usually means your home. Pharaoh ants can be small, but annoying ants. They can inflitrate spaces in hordes when finding their favorite snacks. Oily and sweet foods are their to-go foods which can cause long-term damage to the property by creating carpenter ants frass from wooden materials  Knowing how to rid them will be beneficial.

A carpenter ant nest looks like small areas drilled out of the wood and killed with eggs and a queen. The workers make new colonies and bring her food. At some point the colony in your home will reach maturity and the ants will multiply and make the situation much worse. The population will dramatically increase at this point. 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!

Finding a nest is very difficult and requires searching for a location that is damp enough, like a place with a leaky pipe and warm enough for the ants o want to place their eggs in such an area. Finding the actual nest is nearly impossible however. 

If you have a carpenter ant infestation there is a lot you can do to get rid of it without having to find the nest. You can cut off their food and water supply by sealing pipes and drains and leaky faucets and sealing your food in tight plastic containers. If that doesn’t work you can call the professionals at Pest Control Toronto – The Exterminators Inc. and we can send a specialized technician who will get those ants out of your house so fast your head will spin.