“I am hoping you can settle an issue for my husband and I,” Gwen said. “Two weeks ago, I saw a few small ants in our kitchen, by the sliding glass door. I thought no big deal. I killed them, swept up their bodies and moved on. But my husband is obsessed. He says when you see one ant there’s always more, and that some type of ants damage the house. Isn’t that ridiculous? This is a tiny ant. How much could he possibly eat?”
A little ant can do a surprising amount of damage to your home. This is particularly true if it’s a carpenter ant, one of the many species of insects that survives by eating and nesting in wood. Your home is largely made of wood, including extremely vital bits like support beams and floor joists. When ants eat and nest in wooden structures, they weaken beams, joists, studs and more. The result can be total destruction of the home.
When Is It Time to Call Pest Control for Ants? 3 Signs It’s Time
If you see any of the following three signs of ant infestation, it’s time to call for Braintree pest control services. They will come to your home, inspect the site to discover where the ants are nesting, and remove them from your property. All natural pest control uses products that are safe for your family and pets.
You have an Ant Problem Sign #1: You See Ants
If you spot ants inside your home, you have an ant problem. The ideal number of ants in the home is zero. The visible presence of black or red ants – even if it’s only a few – is a good indication that ants may be present in larger numbers. Large numbers of ants are potentially a threat to your property. It’s time to call pest control.
You have an Ant Problem Sign #2: Wood Shavings and Sawdust
When carpenter ants eat wood or burrow to make nests, they generate waste materials in the form of wood shavings and sawdust. If you’re finding unexpected, unexplainable piles of wood shavings and sawdust in your home it’s a very good sign that carpenter ants are feasting on your happy home. It’s time to call pest control in Braintree.
You have an Ant Problem Sign #3: You Can Hear Something Moving in the Walls
While this isn’t always the case, it’s not unusual for home owners with significant carpenter ant infestations to report that they could hear the ants chewing and moving within the walls. If you hear a noise you can’t explain coming from within your walls, it’s always a good idea to have an exterminator check it out.