Posted May 28, 2021
When you see ants around the house, often you’re looking at the annoying little guys that are on the hunt for something to feed the thousands of kids at “home” back in the nest. It’s pretty easy to tell when you’re dealing with a bunch of run-of-the-mill household sugar ants … and those guys are frustrating enough. But if you’re seeing relatively larger ants around, you may be in the middle of an invasion from a more nefarious variety of the insect: carpenter ants!
Carpenter ants pack a much bigger punch than the sugar bowl-seeking smaller dudes. Carpenter ants can actually chew through wood — like the kind of wood that keeps your house from falling down. They don’t consume the wood, they just excavate it out of the way. They like the security of laying their eggs surrounded by the protection of all that wood. That’s great for the safety of the next generation of carpenter ants, but it’s really bad for the stability of your valuable house.
If not treated, the cycle will continue. Carpenter ant queens can live up to 25 years, and lay thousands of eggs!
Is the wood in your home deteriorating? Do you see little piles of sawdust around? Do you hear strange scratching noises coming from inside your walls? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be in the middle of a carpenter ant infestation.
Worried You’re Being Overrun By Carpenter Ants?
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