Ants are pesty insects. Once they infest on an area, it can be hard to get rid of them without professional help. Noticing a few ants here and there around your property isn’t uncommon. However, there comes a point when several ants could cause a problem and a nuisance. Here are the top signs you need an ant inspection.
- Colony Forms – If you notice an ant colony, hill, or gathering of any kind on your property, you should have an ant inspection as soon as possible. If an ant colony is in your yard, it’s not a far travel for them to start migrating into your home, especially since they are attracted to food.
- Food Brings in Ants – You’ll know if you have an ant problem when you leave food out, and suddenly ants are migrating their way into your kitchen. If ants start to appear in your kitchen and around your trash, you should have an ant inspection immediately.
- Wood Shavings – Carpenter ants are known to burrow through wood, leaving sawdust like shaving behind. Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t eat the wood, but they will cause damage and destruction. Carpenter ants commonly are drawn to damp and wet wood. When you clean your floors, if you begin to notice wood shavings that don’t have a cause, then you may have an ant problem. Get an ant inspection immediately to prevent further damage from occurring.
We hope these signs will help you determine if you’re in need of an ant inspection. If you have any questions regarding ant inspections, and the services we provide, please contact us at Castle Exterminators today!