At Pest Authority, we are the Authority on all pests, including carpenter ants. It is that time of year when you start seeing ants more and more. Possibly congregating around food and trash, but they are way more than just a nuisance, especially when it comes to carpenter ants.
These ants are commonly known to cause more damage than any other ant species. This is primarily due to their love of digging into the wood to nest, hence the name. Carpenter ants like to feed and nest on areas of your house like doors and windows. Oh, and if you see just one, there is likely already an infestation!
Here are some signs that will be common with a carpenter ant infestation:
- Large black or red ants in your home. These will be noticeably bigger than those tiny black ants you are used to seeing.
- Sawdust or wood shavings near doors or windows. This is a clear sign that the ants are likely feeding and nesting in those areas.
- If you hear a noise similar to rustling coming from the wood in your home. That is likely the carpenter ants burrowing.
These pests require a bit more of a strategic approach when it comes to riding your home. That is where a professional pest control company comes in handy!
If you are seeing any of the signs above, large black or red ants inside your home, wood shavings near windows or doors, or hear rustling noises, please call us immediately. We can make sure we stop the ants before they have the opportunity to do real damage to your home.