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Do Ants Build Nests Inside Your Home?

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Unfortunately, the answer to this question is yes. So which species of ants build burrows in your home? In Canada, the most common species of ants you’ll find are carpenter ants, pavement ants and pharaoh ants.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are the most dreaded type of ant to find burrowing into your home. Carpenter ants, as their name suggests, burrow into wood. They typically prefer to build their nests in soft or damp wood. Woodpiles and dead tree stumps are common locations for them to build their nests. However, they can also take up residence inside your home, damaging the wooden infrastructure, supports and even drywall.

Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat the wood shavings, so you will likely be able to spot sawdust in your home if you have carpenter ants. If you suspect you have a carpenter ant problem, immediately call a pest control company that specializes in carpenter ant removal to minimize the damage to your home.

Pavement Ants

Pavement ants primarily build their burrows in your yard in cracks in cement, asphalt and paving stones. However, they prefer to be close to their food source. If there are cracks in your foundation, or other areas where there is an opportunity for pavement ants to build their nest, they will take advantage. Though an annoyance, they are not nearly as destructive as carpenter ants.

Pharaoh Ants

A pharaoh ant diet consists mostly of proteins, such as grease and meat. As a result, they are often found residing in kitchens and restaurants. If you suspect you have a pharaoh ant problem in your home or business, contact a pest control company to help eliminate the ant colony. Like pavement ants, pharaoh ants aren’t as destructive as carpenter ants.

Need assistance getting rid of a stubborn ant problem? Magical Pest Control is an established Toronto pest control company with decades of experience eliminating ants across Southern Ontario. Contact our ant removal division at (905) 738-6676, or fill out our contact form.

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