Tips to keep carpenter ants out of your home this summer

Tips to keep carpenter ants out of your home this summer

Carpenter Ants can be a big problem if not dealt with in time. It is important to deal with the situation at the right time in order to avoid any kind of infestation that can become a bigger nightmare to deal with. Edmonton weather can be unpredictable and tricky which leads to unusual bugs, pests and rodent activities. Here are some things that can be done to deal with carpenter ants in Canada

  • The simplest and easiest tip of all: Never leave food remains or leftovers on the ground or at places where carpenter ants can reach (They can’t reach to a food that is completely covered in a plastic, glass or metal case).
  • Find their nest and destroy it. To find the nest, you have to use something as a bait. The best thing for the bait is honey or sugar. If you don’t have honey, just boil some water and mix sugar in it. When the ants will come out to eat some bait and bring some bait back to their nest, you will be able to see their nest. When you will destroy their nest, the chances of them appearing again will drop down significantly. (Note: You may encounter more than one nests).
  • Don’t leave any damp wood un-attended in your house because carpenter ants live in them by carving their home in it. Use proper repellent sprays to make sure no ant comes near it.
  • Don’t worry about the dry wood as the ants only like damp and wet conditions.

Remember, you can try all these methods to keep carpenter ants away or remove them, but if you do not seek professional exterminator help, you will not be able to rid yourself of them completely. Call Complete Pest Control Company today to get your free estimate.

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