Carpenter ants can be difficult to distinguish from other ants as their only discernible difference when it comes to their appearance is their colouring. Carpenter ants are mostly black with some reddish areas.

The easiest way to determine whether or not you are dealing with carpenter ants is to examine their behaviour. Carpenter ants typically travel in large numbers and although they are harmless to humans, they can cause quite a bit of structural damage to your home if left unchecked.

Although carpenter ants don’t eat wood like termites, they chew large hollow pockets in wood to establish their colonies – so you can imagine the type of damage they could inflict on a home if left for years.

Some tell tale signs that you may have a carpenter ant infestation in your home include sawdust trails draining from the wall or piled on the floor, rustling noises when you set your ear against the wall or winged ants around your property.

Even if you only see one carpenter ant in your home or just suspect that you may have an infestation, talk to the team at Sydney’s Best Pest Control immediately. Remember, the cost of an inspection performed by a licensed technician will be far less than the cost of having to repair structural damage to your home later on down the track.