Carpenter ants are unmistakable. They are big black and move incredibly fast. They work in large groups and are smarter than you might think.
You might see a carpenter and walking around on your kitchen counter, or might find them in your cabinets. If you are finding them in your home, you should be concerned because, chances are, you have a large colony and a nest somewhere close by.
Carpenter ants are constantly working. They send out what are called the scout aunts to search for food sources. You will not find significantly large numbers of ants in your home. Rather, you only find a few because they are looking for food to bring back to the nest. Once the scout and find a food source, they will actually leave a scent trail back to the nest so other ants can access the food source.
Question is: how many ants are really in or around your home if you are seeing them in this capacity? The only way to really know how extensive your ant infestation really is is to hire a pest control company to come out and do a thorough inspection of your home and the surrounding property.
The last thing you want to do is wait until you start seeing wood damage in or around your home or on your home. Work to be proactive in contact a professional who can lend assistance immediately. Likely, the home you are living in, will be the largest investment you are making in your entire life. If you do not address this issue, you could eventually have structural issues that will severely decreased in value of your home make it increasingly difficult to sell.
It is good to be on the lookout on a regular basis for any signs of ants or any other pests in or around your home. If you have identified some semblance of an ant problem, in our local to the Albany area, reach out to All Star Pest Solutions today. We are your local Albany pest control company and will provide you with a free assessment when you schedule your first appointment.