Every home or property owner knows to be afraid of termites but carpenter ants are a lesser known concern. Infestations of both termites and carpenter ants have the same symptoms but different causes. If you suspect that ants are working their way through your property, call Onsite. Our Vancouver carpenter ant removal is the ticket to a comfortable, ant-free environment.
Carpenter ants will often begin their life cycles outdoors and find their way inside homes or businesses. Parent colonies are normally found outside near dead or rotting wood but will move into unchartered territory during expansions. Carpenter ants begin to burrow into the sound wood around your property. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wood that they chew through. Their diet consists of foodstuffs that are high in sugar or protein. When they are outdoors, this can mean that they survive by eating other insects but indoors, they prefer human food. Anything sweet can be an attractant for these pests. Jams, syrup, honey, sugar all may as well be a welcome mat for carpenter ants. Once they make their way inside, carpenter ants are almost impossible to contain. If you do happen to locate a nest, do not try to remove it on your own! One failed attempt at removing a colony can cause they ant populations to split up, spreading their numbers all over your property.
When it comes to your Vancouver carpenter ant removal, proper identification and assessment are key. Seeing ants crawling up walls or on counter-tops or floors, does not necessarily mean that they are carpenter ants. This particular species of ants, however are larger than most other ants that you will see in the Vancouver area. Thin sawdust material around damp wood, combined with narrow tunnels are some of the most notable identifiers of a carpenter ant infestation.
If you would like to know more about our Vancouver carpenter ant removal, don’t hesitate to call. One of our Onsite pest removal specialists can answer any questions that you might have or book an appointment to kick those ants to the curb.
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