Get rid of carpenter ants! Carpenter Ants are wood-destroying insects that are typically about 1/4 – 1/2 inch in size and blackish in colour. They may be associated with piles of sawdust-like materials, expelled from their nests through slit-like openings. Their tunnels are clean, and do not contain dirt as do termite’s tunnels. Depending on the size of the nest you can actually hear them chewing on the wood in your walls.
Carpenter ants use wood as their nest site, but do not eat the wood. Sawdust (frass) and small wood chips are a good indicator of carpenter ant activity. Although the ants may damage sound wood, the majority of excavations occur in damp or decaying wood.
Occasionally, swarms of winged carpenter ants will emerge inside a home, usually in the spring, and are a sure sign that a colony is nesting somewhere inside the structure.
A Purity Pest Control professional will inspect and treat your home or business for carpenter ants and other pests. Get rid of carpenter ants by calling 1-905-761-9388 to schedule an appointment or submit an Inspection Request Form today!