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Carpenter Ant Control

Ant infestations can quickly turn from a minor annoyance into a significant problem for homeowners and businesses alike. These pests can invade your property in search of food, water, and shelter, causing disturbances and potentially contaminating food supplies. At Fast Pest Control Ontario, we understand the unique challenges presented by different ant species, including carpenter ants, and offer specialized solutions to effectively eliminate them from your property. Our skilled technicians use safe and proven methods to identify, target, and eradicate ant infestations, ensuring your space remains free from these unwanted invaders. Trust us to deliver prompt, reliable ant control services that prioritize your safety and peace of mind.

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What Are Carpenter Ants? 

Carpenter ants are a species of ant known for their ability to burrow into wood to create nesting sites. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume wood; instead, they excavate tunnels and galleries to establish colonies, which can compromise the structural integrity of wooden structures. These ants are typically black or red in color and can be larger than other ant species, ranging from ¼ to ½ inch in length. Carpenter ants are most active during warm weather and are often found in damp, decaying wood or areas with high moisture levels. Infestations can cause significant damage over time, making prompt identification and treatment essential.

Carpenter Ant Infestations: The Signs

Visible Ants

Seeing large ants, particularly around wooden structures or areas with high moisture, can indicate a carpenter ant infestation. They may appear indoors or outdoors near the nest site.

Rustling Sounds

In quiet environments, you might hear rustling noises coming from within the walls or wooden furniture, which could be carpenter ants moving around their nest.

Wood Shavings

Carpenter ants create smooth tunnels in wood, leaving behind small piles of wood shavings mixed with soil and ant body parts, often referred to as "frass."

Hollowed Wood

As carpenter ants excavate wood to create nesting galleries, you might notice hollowed-out wood or damaged wooden structures, sometimes with smooth, clean tunnels.

Carpenter ants often establish satellite nests away from the main colony. You may notice ants entering or exiting through small holes in wooden structures, indicating the presence of a satellite nest nearby.

Satellite Nests 

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How To Prevent Carpenter Ant Infestations

To prevent carpenter ant infestations, focus on eliminating moisture sources in your home by repairing leaks in plumbing, roofs, and windows. Ensure proper drainage around your property to keep wooden structures dry. Seal entry points such as cracks and gaps in your foundation, walls, and windows to prevent ants from entering your home. Store food in sealed containers and clean up spills promptly to avoid attracting ants. Regularly trim vegetation that touches your home, as it can provide a pathway for ants to enter. Monitor wooden structures for signs of damage or decay and address any issues quickly. Keep firewood away from your home and elevated off the ground, as it can harbor ants and other pests. Regular pest control inspections are also recommended to catch and address potential issues early.

Why Choose Us?

At Fast Pest Control Ontario, we stand out from the competition with our unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. With over five years of industry experience and a team of skilled technicians, we offer comprehensive pest control and wildlife removal services tailored to meet your unique needs. Our dedication to excellence, combined with our use of advanced techniques and environmentally friendly practices, ensures effective and long-lasting results. Trust Fast Pest Control Ontario to safeguard your home or business with professionalism, reliability, and integrity.

Fast Pest Control

 (647) 608 - 0215 

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