Carpenter Ants can become a major problem for you and your home. They like to cause some serious damage. As they are moving through your home, they are excavating wood in order to build their nests. This results in smooth tunnels inside the wood, a lot like termites. These tunnels are a killer to the structural soundness of the wood over time.
The Carpenter Ant prefers wood that has been wet or damaged as a result of leaks. This is why you will find them in damaged windows and door frames, crawlspaces under roofs, sinks and bathtubs.
One colony of Carpenter Ants can have more than 10,000 members!
There can even be multiple nests inside and outside of your home.
Although these ants first invade your home because of the wet damaged wood they find, they will move on to building their paths through the dry and undamaged wood. As you can see, you need to take control these little guys as soon as possible and rid your house of them.
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