Carpenter ants are not known to be aggressive, but they can bite. Like other ants, they will bite when they feel cornered or threatened. Thankfully, carpenter ant bites are mostly harmless and should only cause some discomfort. If you suspect an infestation on your property, give us a call. We can identify the causes of your ant problem and implement a solution that works for you. Carpenter ants are destructive pests, and their colonies will only get larger with time. We can eliminate them effectively and provide you with a warranty of up to 6 months.
Carpenter ants can be found all over the world, and there are several different species. In Ontario, carpenter ants measure up to 25mm in length and come in shades of reddish brown to black. They look a lot like your average pavement ant, but much larger. Carpenter ants build their colonies in decaying, wooden structures like decks, sheds, roofs, and window frames. They do not eat the wood, but tunnel through it and cause damage. A single colony may contain thousands of ants. Carpenter ant infestations often begin on the outside of the home, then spread into the walls.
Carpenter ants rarely bite. They usually keep to themselves, and they are not aggressive. Bites usually happen when one is near a nest and accidentally touches an ant, frightening it in the process. If you have been bitten, you may notice a small, reddish bump on your skin. Ant bites look like other bites but may be accompanied by a burning sensation. In some cases, the bite cut deep enough that there is blood. Simply wash the wound with soap and water. If there is swelling, seek immediate medical attention. An unusual amount of swelling may indicate an allergic reaction.
If you are seeing signs of carpenter ant activity on your property, call a local pest remover. They can identify the species of ant on your property and implement an effective removal plan. Carpenter ants dig into wooden structures and will expand into the interior of the home, so it is best that you have them removed. Professionals have the right equipment to eliminate the colony and stop it from coming back. To help prevent an infestation, store food in sealed containers and clean up after your meals outside. Move firewood away from the home and replace any rotting wooden structures you may have.
If there are carpenter ants on your property, you should not worry about getting bitten. What you should do is investigate the issue and call a local pest remover for help. Our carpenter ant solutions are safe and guaranteed. We use top-of-the-line insecticides that reach deep within the colony and eliminate ants on the spot. Our products also have residual properties to keep the ants from coming back. Call Exterminator Peterborough today for high quality ant pest control in Peterborough.