Moisture & Carpenter Ant Information
To help you better understand these common annoying pests and how to best deal with an ant infestation in your home, here is some information about carpenter ants in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland BC.
What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?
The carpenter ant is one of the largest black ants in North America, growing to be as long as ¼ to ½ inch long. Carpenter ants in Vancouver and BC invade our homes in search of food and shelter. Carpenter ants prefer to live in damp wood where they can make tunnels to nest and they prefer to eat animal and plant food such as fruit, insects and meats. Carpenter ants are most active during the night.
Can Carpenter Ants Damage My Home?
Yes, and it is a very serious problem in Vancouver. Carpenter ants can enter your home’s walls and cause severe structural damage to the wood as their colonies are very organized and can quickly make tunnels and nest. Vancouver and Lower Mainland homes with wet or decaying wood are especially prone to carpenter ant infestations.
How Do You Prevent Carpenter Ants?
To prevent carpenter ant infestations, ensure that all cracks and crevices are safely sealed to keep the carpenter ants and other insects and pests from entering your home. Once all entry points are sealed off, do be sure to clean these areas with a detergent to remove the pheromones that attract carpenter ants. The best way to exterminate ants in your home is by locating and completely destroying the carpenter ant nest and Queen Ant. In most cases, it may be necessary to call in professional exterminators like Green Valley Pest Control, who specialize in carpenter ant control and removal services.
What Are Moisture Ants?
Moisture ants are very common in the Pacific Northwest and are so named because they like to nest in areas of your home that are high in moisture. They like moist ground, damp logs and even any damp areas along the foundation of your home. Because moisture ants can appear inside your home, especially in areas that have moist, decaying wood, homeowners will sometimes mistake them for termites. It is not uncommon to find moisture ants inside walls or crawl spaces, especially if there is decaying wood due to a leak in your home plumbing system. Vancouver moisture ants can be very persistent so it’s best to hire a professional Vancouver ant control company, one like Green Valley Pest Control that has the proper equipment to take care of the moisture ant extermination properly.
If you have noticed ants crawling on your counters, flooring or anywhere in your home then it’s time to take action. Call Green Valley Pest Control for natural organic moisture ant removal and carpenter ant control and extermination services and rid your home these pesky little six legged pests.
See our page on the control and removal of carpenter ants. For more information on our Vancouver carpenter ant