Should a colony of carpenter ants decide to set up camp where you live, don’t waste any time. These pests can cause serious damage to your home by digging holes into the woodwork. For this reason, Extermination Chomedey / Mirabel offers custom carpenter ant extermination services in Laval and surrounding areas.
Learn to Recognize Carpenter Ants
Seeing a few ants roaming about your home is no cause for concern, but if you start seeing them regularly throughout the winter, watch out. In fact, seeing them during the winter means they’re living in your home, because outdoors, these pests enter into diapause. Furthermore, if you notice small piles of sawdust, you can be sure you’re dealing with carpenter ants. Although they dig holes into the woodwork, these pests don’t eat wood.
How to Prevent Them
Carpenter ants are attracted to moist wood. Replace any rotting wood and keep your property clean to keep them at bay. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t leave any food lying around or within their reach. Store your food in airtight containers to prevent the ants from getting inside.
How to Get Rid of Them
To get rid of the colony, you need to target their nest directly. To do this, you can try to find the nest by following the ants and giving them a piece of bait that harvesters will bring back to their nest. Unfortunately, this process can be lengthy and doesn’t always work. In many cases, you may need to call an exterminator. Make sure you choose a company that is a member of the Association Québécoise de la Gestion Parasitaire (AQGP).
Rely on Extermination Chomedey / Mirabel to eliminate your carpenter ant colony and call our specialists today.