Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation

What to Watch for

carpenter ant infestation

It’s never pleasant to share your space with ants. You’ve surely had little black ants raiding your kitchen floors for crumbs. Or maybe you’ve seen other ants making anthills near your walkway. Have you ever seen extra large ants moving about in or around your home? You might have carpenter ants. Read on to learn the signs of a carpenter ant infestation.

Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation

Unlike other ants, aou aren’t likely to find carpenter ants in your kitchen like other ants that come into your home unless you have a leaky sink. Here’s what you should be looking for:

  • Leaks! That might be your first sign of carpenter ant problem. Consider windows, roof eaves, decks, porches, and other places where wood is damp. They like this best because it’s easier to eat through.
  • Frass. AKA a sawdust-like material. When they burrow through the wood, they leave behind piles of wood shavings that are like breadcrumbs leading homeowners and pest professionals to the nest.
  • Noise. You might even hear them moving and munching inside the walls or other wooden structures.
  • Seeing an ant. These ants are some of the biggest of all ant species in the United States. They range from 3/8″ to 1/2″. While most of them are black, some of them are brown or reddish. The worker ants do not have wings.
  • Rotted, moist wood. Carpenter ants are attracted to rotted, moist wood because that’s where they like to make their nests. If you do have rotted wood near your home, you might not have an infestation yet, but you could have one soon.

Are You Dealing with Carpenter Ants?

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