Click here to watch a 60 second video of a hidden carpenter ant nest getting treated with a dust pesticide.
Ants are social insects, which means they live in communal colonies together. They work together to maintain and grow the nest. They communicate by using a series of chemicals called pheromones. Once they find something they like such as a piece a food they lay down more and more scents to indicate to the rest of the colony what they found. Soon reinforcements will gather and harvest their found bounty.
Take a look at the damage that carpenter ants can create to trees. This hollowing will definitely compromise the integrity of this tree. Having nests like these can lead to all sorts of pest problems for the home. Carpenter ants have a large range they travel, meaning the nest can be located in a tree outside but they are traveling into your kitchen for a snack everyday.
Watch as these carpenter ants excavate wood from between these two floor joists. They chew it up and spit it out at the end. We call this material “frass” which is a combination of chewed wood and insect parts.
Carpenter ants are making their way around our yards and soon will be in our homes. March is the month of the carpenter ant. Get set up today with a Home Protection Plan to keep these little buggas from ruining your picnics. Call today or go on home to book an Essential Home Protection Plan. (860) 454-4004 or (413) 514-BUGS