Even though the weather has not exactly cooperated this week – sunny and gorgeous, but SO freaking cold! – lots of people in both the Balm Beach and Honey Harbour areas have been up to their cottages to find that they’ve been visited by carpenter ants.
Those are the big (usually) black ants – sometimes with wings – that can, over time, do a significant amount of damage to your home or cottage. Although they don’t actually eat wood, they do tunnel through it to build their nests – and those tunnels will weaken the structure. Aside from identifying the ants themselves, you can often tell you have them by the piles of frazz (sawdust) they leave around their work sites. In serious infestations, you can actually hear them in the walls.
Conditions are great for carpenter ants up in this area, unfortunately – but fortunately, Cottage Country Pest Control can help you to rid your home or cottage of carpenter ants using a multi-faceted approach that includes several types of strategies and products. Ross is a fully licensed and insured exterminator, and has a great deal of experience with carpenter ants – he will solve your carpenter ant problem at a time that is convenient for you.
Our boat is not being cooperative this year, so we’re not doing island calls with it yet this season, but he is spending a fair amount of time servicing the islands up in the Honey Harbour area anyway, getting picked up at whatever marina is closest. Hopefully we’ll have the boat fixed this week but we’ll see… really depends on how busy he is … hasn’t had much free time to actually work on it. And then, of course, when he did have a few hours for it yesterday, he discovered they’d given him the wrong part! Not TOO frustrating!
Anyway, if you’re having any sort of pest problem at your home or cottage, do give us a call at (705)534-7863, or email us at email@example.com and I’ll do my best to fit you in at a date and time that is convenient for you.