Vancouver Carpenter & Moisture Ant Removal
To stop ants in their tracks, call Vancouver Pest Control Ltd and let our experienced ant exterminators handle all of your carpenter and moisture ant problems. A colony of large black carpenter ants can sustain thousands of ants. A mature colony can produce winged swarming ants that can compound your ant problem. Removing and controlling ants is essential because ants are not only annoying but they can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. In Vancouver, where the climate is mild, carpenter and even fire ants can be an issue 10 months out of the year. Let our ant control specialists deal with access problems, traffic management and even the most inaccessible locations to get to the root of your ant problem while using environmentally friendly, natural and organic ant control and extermination methods. We offer free carpenter ant removal estimates and same day ant extermination services in Vancouver.
Moisture & Carpenter Ants
To help you better understand these common ants and how to best deal with an ant infestation in your home, here is some information about these pests:
What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?
Most active at night, it is one of the largest black ants in North America. They can be as long as ½ inch. They invade your home in search of food and shelter. They prefer to take shelter in damp wood where they create tunnels. They feed upon fruit, insects and meats.
Can Carpenter Ants Damage My Home?
They can cause serious structural damage to your home. They can enter your home’s walls and cause damage within wet or decaying wood. Because of our wet climate, homes in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are prone to carpenter ant infestations.
How Do You Prevent Carpenter Ants?
Ensure all entry points such as cracks and crevices are sealed to keep ants from entering. After the entry points are sealed, clean the affected area completely with a detergent to remove ant pheromones. The best way to exterminate ants in your home is by locating and completely destroying the carpenter ant nest and the Queen Ant. We specialize in carpenter ant control and removal services.
What Are Moisture Ants?
Moisture ants are named because they like to nest in areas of your home that are high in moisture. They like moist ground, damp wood and even moist areas along the foundation of your home. Because moisture ants can appear inside your home, especially in areas that have moist, decaying wood, homeowner’s 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’s plumbing system.