Carpenter ants can be quite damaging to your house and furniture. They can build nest in walls and even compromise structural integrity of your house, but are they more dangerous than sugar ants? Are sugar ants dangerous? Sugar ants are considered harmless. Swarms of sugar ants can be a nuisance, and especially when they locate a reliable source of food inside your home.
Noises in the Walls
If you assume you have carpenter ants in the wall, simply knock on the wall and you should hear gentle rustling inside. This rustling noise, not unlike that of cellophane, is common when the ants are burrowing through the wood or moving around in the wall.
Sawdust and/or Wood Shavings
This sawdust-like material is known as frass which the ants kick out as they burrow into the wood. You are most likely to spot small piles of frass in dark areas, corners and crawl spaces. Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants don’t eat wood because it has no nutritional value to them. The ants simply burrow through the wood to create nests deep inside the structure.
One of the initial signs of a severe infestation is small, rectangular holes in wood. This indicates that the ants are chewing through the wood and the tunnel can go deep inside the structure.
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants
People who tried to resolve their ant infestation themselves usually turn to professional pest control services quickly. This happens because carpenter ants create satellite colonies when they feel threatened. A single nest can contain multiple queens. If the nest is destroyed or disturbed, the queens go in various directions, taking with them workers and eggs to form separate colonies. The infestation spreads even wider as the individual colonies thrive. 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!
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