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Carpenter ants are common ants that can be found across the United States. As the name implies, these ants prefer damaging wood structures, wood furniture, and wood objects. If not addressed promptly, it can lead to severe property damage. In our area, the carpenter ants have a pair of antennas, six legs, and three other body parts. While carpenter ants have a few reddish areas, they’re primarily black. They tend to travel in large groups, but you won’t notice as they move along your lawn or the nearby highway. Since carpenter ants have powerful mandibles, they can dig holes in wood surfaces and use the holes for nesting purposes.
Remember that carpenter ant colonies have several members including worker and soldier ants.
Signs Of Carpenter Ants
It is vital to learn how to identify a carpenter ant infestation. First, you should search your home for large, black ants. You also need to look for piles and trails of sawdust. If you hear something rustling around your walls, it could be carpenter ants. Finally, check around your home for winged carpenter ant swarmers.
Reasons For Carpenter Ants
In the beginning, carpenter ants build nests in decaying wood. Once the new colony is thriving, the ants will attempt to relocate to new wood. Therefore, they’re going to build a satellite colony near residential and commercial structures. Ants stay outside unless they’re foraging for food in buildings. When necessary, they can enter your home through small gaps around doors, windows, pipes, and cables.
Carpenter Ant Dangers
Carpenter ants are not dangerous to people or pets. Unfortunately, they will cause structural damage to homes and businesses.
Eradicating The Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants build many nests with all of them being interlinked. During the treatment procedure, all nests need to be treated. Miss one and the problem will remain and worsen. Likely, you won’t be able to eradicate the infestation on your own. Call us so we can get rid of the carpenter ants for you.
Doing It On Your Own
You can always try eradicating the carpenter ants on your own. However, we do not recommend it. DIY products aren’t as effective as our industrial-strength products. Plus, they could be dangerous. Our professional technicians will keep you protected during each phase of the process.
When Can You Arrive?
Contact our office right now and we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
Our Carpenter Ant Treatments Are Safe
We strive to ensure that our clients are going to be protected. Our technicians receive thorough training and use EPA-registered products to fix the problem.
Preventing Carpenter Ant Infestations
Properly seal your home to keep the carpenter ants out of your home. Clean your kitchen thoroughly so they cannot find food in your home.