Carpenter Ant

Pest Control for Carpenter Ants in Nanaimo & Area

Carpenter ants have all black, 3-segment bodies with occasionally a red middle. Each colony may contain up to 5,000 ants or more and is likely made up of a queen (2cm), winged reproductive ants (1.5cm), and worker ants (1 to 1.5cm). Although carpenter ants chew through wood, leaving sawdust like particles, they do not actually eat wood.


When to Watch Out for Carpenter Ants

Often early in the spring carpenter ants will invade our indoor living spaces either crawling or flying.


If you see this behaviour in your living spaces please consider the following:

  • DON'T spray the ants
  • DO collect samples of the ants, preferably live, and put them in a sealed container and place in fridge or freezer
  • CALL our office to arrange an inspection and quote
  • MEET the technician to discuss identification and treatment of your structure
  • ARRANGE your treatment with our office


Call Pest Doctor in Nanaimo

Remember the Pest Doctor staff at the office in Nanaimo is available to answer any and all questions you may have regarding carpenter ants and other local pests and their treatments.


All carpenter ant treatments come with reliable guarantees and warranties.

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