You got hungry in the middle of the night and decided to make a sandwich while still half asleep. You slapped on the peanut butter and drizzled the syrup, and proceeded to gobble it down with urgency so you could return to your warm and cozy bed. In your hardly lucid state, you stumbled back to your room and neglected the open peanut jar, drops of syrup on the counter and the bread crumbs scattered along the kitchen floor as if to help you find your way back in the morning. Well, it’s no surprise that when you switched on the coffee machine, you found a large trail of ants hard at work collecting the remnants of your midnight snack. The thick black orchestration of completely in-sync workers had you astounded and somewhat stumped at how to approach the situation, but ultimately you knew that they would return and set up shop in your home. Carpenter ant extermination is critical to remove established colonies from your home and prevent reinfestation in the future. Old Island Pest Control is your local specialist to get the job done!

Do Carpenter Ants Cause Property Damage?

Carpenter ants typically look for wood that has been softened by moisture and will form their nests where moistened wood is abundant. Moist conditions are usually found in crawl spaces where wood meets the soil or in any rotting wood around your home. Although it generally takes years for carpenter ants to cause severe damage to your home, they often go completely unnoticed, and it gives their colonies time to grow and mature. However, structural damage is possible as the carpenter ants tunnel their way through wooden posts and beams to build elaborate nests for the growing colony. Unfortunately, once you do discover that you have a carpenter ant infestation, you may already have significant damage to your property, and the cost of repairing or replacing structural components may be costly. In addition, without proper carpenter ant extermination, you run the risk of reinfestation, initiating the entire process all over again.

Many pests come and go from our property, some completely out of sight, but the damage they cause while squatting in our beloved homes is still there even after the infestation has been eradicated. Old Island Pest Control will professionally conduct carpenter ant extermination and prevention with urgency to stop further damage and inconvenience. Contact us today to find out more about our services or visit us online to make a booking.