Carpenter Ants Gansevoort, NY◀ Back To Blog
April 22, 2013
Although ants are frustrating when they are in your home, they should not be ignored. One ant, is not just one ant. Ants are social insects, which means they live in large colonies consisting up towards a millions of ants.
There are three kinds of ants in a colony: The queen, the female workers, and males.Ant Control in Clifton Park, Schenectady and Albany
- The queen is the only ant that can lay eggs.
- The male ant’s job is to mate with future queen ants and they do not live very long afterwards.
- Once the queen grows to adulthood, she spends the rest of her life laying eggs!
The most popular ant in Ballston Spa and surrounding areas is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants build their nests in wood and damage the wood in your structure. Carpenter ants build nests anywhere they can find water and in moldy or damp wood, such as tree stumps, firewood or in the plants around your house. Carpenter ants can also be found inside, usually entering buildings through wet/damaged wood. Carpenter ants dig smooth tunnels inside the wood, therefore you may find frass, also known as saw dust from these tunnels being made. These tunnels weaken the wood and potentially damage the wood that keeps the house standing. This kind of damage can be very expensive to fix.
If you find one ant or signs of infestation, contact our NY ant control specialists immediately. Carpenter ants one of the most destructive and popular insects to the Capital and Adirondack Region. Do not let these insects continue to damage your structure, contact Thomas Pest Services for a free inspection.