How carpenter ants build nests

How carpenter ants build nests

Carpenter ants are a frustrating infestation to have on your property and in your home. They often start their journey outside of your home in rotting wood on your property like fire wood, an old shed or a stump. That is why it is very important to get rid of any and all wet wood on your property and never bring damp wood inside because its almost guaranteed to have carpenter ants crawling around in it. The best thing you can do is call professional junk removal and have them take it to the dump.

It is best to contact professional carpenter ant exterminator Hamilton in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home ant-free as soon as possible!

Once the carpenter ant queen finds a suitable place to lay her eggs in wet wood on your property they will begin the process of birthing workers and making a colony in your back yard. They will continue building this colony indefinitely if not intervened and over time they will mature and begin producing ants with wings, males and females. They perform a breeding dance and then the males die. The females are now queens and must find a spot to begin their own satellite colony. This often happens in your home as it is the safest place for the ants to breed away from predators that may stop them. Once it is done the female find a crack in dry wood to lay her eggs and build her colony. 

These new colonies grow as the queen lays more eggs and births more workers. Eventually they will spread so completely and their population will be so large that they could cause permanent damage to the structure and leave it so dangerous that it can’t be lived in. 

Finding these colonies and nests is nearly impossible, though you can find the entrances and use that to your advantage to kill of the ants with whatever you have on hand or can find in the grocery store.