While most species of ants are more of a nuisance than anything else, carpenter ants can do some serious damage to your home. Carpenter ants are large black ants that can be found in forested areas around the world. While they do not eat wood, they do tunnel through wood when they build their nests. Naturally, this can cause significant damage to your home over time. ASAP Pest Control offers carpenter and control services in and around London, Ontario so that you can rest assured your home or business is free from these intrusive and destructive pests.
Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation
Fortunately, it’s not that hard to tell if you have a carpenter ant infestation in your home. All you need is to look for is some these obvious signs that you have a problem. The first and most obvious sign is the appearance of the ants themselves. Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ant in North America, so it’s pretty easy to spot the large black insects in your home.
You may also see piles of a sawdust-like material called frass in parts of your home if you have carpenter ants. Frass is formed when the ants burrow through wood, and you are most likely to find it in crawl spaces and dark corners of your home.
Finally, you may have a big carpenter ant problem if you notice some obvious wood damage. You might see small rectangular holes in wooden walls or some of your wood might have a spongy, rotted feeling if the infestation has really gotten out of hand. You might even hear a faint rustling sound coming from your walls if you have a lot of ants in your home.
Trust ASAP Pest Control to Manage Your Carpenter Ant Infestation
Carpenter ants are notoriously difficult to remove from your home once they’ve settled in, but these pests need to be removed before they all but destroy your home. Fortunately, ASAP Pest Control can help rid your home of these ants. ASAP provides commercial and residential pest control services to clients throughout London, Ontario, and we can help develop the ideal solution for your carpenter ant problem.
For more information about our pest control services, contact ASAP Pest Control today at 519-317-1170.