In today’s blog, I am going to talk about how to recognize and spot a carpenter ant infestation.
As detailed in an article by Dr. Jim Fredericks for PestWorld, carpenter ants are larger than most other ant species. They range in size from one-quarter inch for a worker ant to up to three-quarters of an inch. They are black or red, or sometimes a combination of both colors.
Typically, carpenter ants act as “silent destroyers,” quietly tunneling through wood without any external signs of damage. In some cases, homeowners may notice wood fragments and sawdust that fall through cracks the ants have created. Badly damaged wood will have small openings, like little windows.
If you’re concerned about carpenter ants around your home or place of business, give Dave’s Pest Control a call at 1-800-400-6009.