You can look around your back yard for hours and hours but your not likely to actually see any ants unless you go around lifting up pieces of wood. Instead you should be proactive and take the initiative to removal any and all wood from your property in order to prevent carpenter ants from forming colonies and infestations in the first place. 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!
Sure its easy to just ignore the wood debris on your property, it will just rot and return to the earth, right, no. That takes a long time and in the in between you will have to cope with all kinds of terrible insects that use wood as their home. And if you think they will be happy with a measly pile of fire wood then you got the wrong idea. These ants will happily spread their proverbial and sometimes not so proverbial wings and spread from that pile of wood and into your home where they will infest every wooden item you own. And because they live in the wood its hard to find them, your not likely to see them at all until they mature and winged ants are produced, they will fly around for a while and mate, the males will die, the females will lose their wings. This is the best way to see if you have carpenter ants in your home, look for wings and dead winged ants at the base of your windows. If you find them then I’m sorry to tell you but you have a serious infestation on your hands.
Wood debrie in your yard is a huge cause of carpenter ant infestations. Get rid of the wood on your property and you will protect your self from future infestations.