You undoubtedly already heard of the devastation by carpenter ants. Small or large, black, brown or red, these small insects have been damaging our houses since decades in Quebec. Carpenter ants are attracted by materials made up of new wood or having been in contact with water from within several front years.
These ants are attracted to soft wood or weakened by a water infiltration. This can be done gradually by outdated or cracked caulking surrounding the doors and windows.
Means of prevention
To avoid the introduction of carpenter ants, it is highly advisable to inspect your caulking around all openings of the house and if required replace the caulking without delaying.