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Carpenter Ants like moist areas particularly in spaces where two pieces of wood come together such as window sills and door jams. This picture shows a window sill infestation.


CARPENTER ANTS

These ants normally show up in the house in the spring season in large numbers. They build nests in wood, so piles of wood shavings, foam insulation, and parts of insects or frass can be found close to nesting sites. They particularly like water damaged moist wood under window and door sills, walls and fence posts.

This is what was left of a window jam that had carpenter ants nesting in it.Carpenter Ant Close Up.Carpenter Ants  vary in size and some have wings while others do not.  In this picture, the Queen is the largest Ant and has wings.They vary in size and shape and the female is typically the larger of the two.  Male and female mating ants have wings while wing-less carpenter ants are foragers, nest protectors and inside workers.

Carpenter Ants can cause serious damage to your home and cost you thousands of dollars if not fixed promptly.  We have seen homes with severe damage caused by large tunnels that have been chewed through the wood in main structural beams and wall studs, weakening the entire structure of the home.

The main goal in controlling these destructive insects is to find the colony. We have been treating Carpenter Ants for many years, and understand their activity and behaviour. It can be very hard to find the colony because the ants will travel up to 100 yards away from their home to find food. This is why it is important to bring in a professional that know what to look for to solve the problem.

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Carpenter Ant Frass looks like tiny wood shavings and will often contain parts of dead insects.