Damage From Carpenter Ants

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At Ultrafast Pest Control, we understand the significance that pests and insects play in our ecosystem. Because they decompose things, we know that carpenter ants are a valuable asset. They provide compost for the earth by chewing up wood and turning it into sawdust that will eventually rot. While they do have an important role, they can also cause damage to our homes if they find their way in.

Signs of Damage

If you have noticed any of the following signs, you may have had a recent visit from some carpenter ants:

  • Because carpenter ants are social, they live in large colonies that can be found in hollowed out wood. If you tap wood and it sounds hollow, there could be some carpenter ants seeking shelter in there.
  • Infested wood with carpenter answers will have a light rustling sound as they move around.
  • Knives can usually enter wood easily when it has been infested.
  • Wood will have areas that almost look like they have been rubbed down with sandpaper.
  • Carpenter ants will sometimes leave a trail of sawdust behind where they have recently punctured holes.

If you notice any of these signs, the first step to take it to contact a professional exterminator. Ultrafast Pest Control will help to identify the insect with a thorough inspection of your home. Once this inspection is completed, we can begin treatments to remove the carpenter ants from your home. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 781-894-7700 or fill out our online contact form.

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