The obvious evidence is the pests themselves. For example, you may notice numerous carpenter ants suddenly appearing indoors, especially in the spring. Hornets or bees may be seen hovering under the eaves outside your home. But sometimes the evidence is more subtle, if it is visible at all. Take carpenter ants. After chewing wood to make tunnels in which to live, the carpenter ant leaves behind a soft, fluffy sawdust. This sawdust, combined with bits and pieces of insects on which the ants have fed, is known as frass. Frass is carried from the nest and deposited outside and is one sign of carpenter ant damage that you may notice. Newly gnawed wood that tends to be rough with a pair of tooth marks readily visible may be evidence of mice or rats. Open-celled paper-like nests that resemble umbrellas found on the undersides of eaves, soffits, deck/porch rails, window and door frames are signs of wasp infestation. Our trained pest management professionals can assist you in finding evidence of a pest problem.
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