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Carpenter Ants

Get Rid of Carpenter Ants with Magical’s Trained Carpenter Ant Extermination Team

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Carpenter ants are the largest ant species. If you’ve ever seen an ant that looks larger than other ants, it was probably a carpenter ant. Carpenter ants can reach about 1.3cm, and are usually dark in colour, though they may sometimes appear brown or reddish. Carpenter ants have been known to bite when irritated. Do not attempt to harm them and they will usually leave you alone.

Carpenter ants have been given their name because they excavate wood to create their nests. Trees, woodpiles and homes with wood structures are common nesting places. Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood they remove. Nonetheless, as a carpenter ant colony grows they can become very destructive as they burrow further to accommodate their colony size. Since they do not eat the wood shavings, sawdust is often a sign of carpenter ants.

Carpenter ants’ diet is primarily sugar based, so foods with high sugar content will attract them. They also seek out water, so cleaning up spilled water is important. If you suspect that you have a carpenter ant colony in your home, the first thing you should do is remove foods from open spaces. Store food in airtight containers or the fridge. Carpenter ants are known foragers. Often they crawl through cracks or gaps in foundation to access food in homes, even if their nests are located outside. Sealing these entryways is an important step in getting rid of carpenter ants.

Carpenter ant removal can be a tricky process. Since they burrow into wood, they can be difficult to access. Magical Pest Control’s Carpenter Ant Extermination team has developed carpenter ant extermination techniques over years of getting rid of carpenter ant colonies. Our carpenter ant removal solutions vary from home to home. If you have seen signs of carpenter ants in your home, call us at (905) 738-6676 so we can recommend the best carpenter ant extermination method.
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