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What Are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are a unique species of ant that contains two antennas, six legs, and three primary body parts. Most carpenter ants are black, but some have reddish spots. Carpenter ants tend to travel in large groups, and they’re often invisible as they pass through your grass or the nearby highway. Thanks to their strong mandibles, these ants can effectively excavate through the wood before using the opening for nesting purposes. The size of the carpenter ant depends on its responsibility. For instance, a queen carpenter ant can grow up to 5/8th of an inch while workers grow up to ½ an inch.
How Do I Know If I Have Carpenter Ants In My Home?
Appearance – To determine if you have ants, you should look for them. Check your yard for large black ants foraging around your home.
Sawdust – You’ll also want to check for sawdust trails around your home. When building nests, the ants are going to leave sawdust trails behind, so you should be able to spot them without difficulty.
Listen – Place your ear against the wall and listen. You may be able to hear the ants moving around inside.
Wings – Finally, check for carpenter ant swarmers around your property. These ants will begin looking for locations for a new colony once its existing colony has been properly established.
What Causes Carpenter Ants?
If you have a carpenter ant colony near your home, it likely has something to do with decaying wood nearby. Once they’ve established a viable colony in the decaying wood, they’ll begin trying to build a new colony in better conditions. If you’ve found a nest in or near your home, it is likely a satellite colony. It started due to another well-established colony nearby. When they enter your home, they’re searching for food. These ants are not going to be deterred. They’ll enter your home through small gaps near door frames, window frames, utility lines, and eaves.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous?
While carpenter ants don’t bite, you will have to worry about them destroying your property. Since they build nests in wood, they will destroy your structure. It is best to get rid of them immediately.
How Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?
When you’ve decided to get rid of carpenter ants, you’ll want to contact a professional exterminator. You could try solving the problem on your own, but it would likely lead to bigger problems. To effectively remove carpenter ants, you have to treat all nests. This will be difficult on your own, so you should contact a professional and let them handle it.
Can I Eliminate Carpenter Ants Without Professional Help?
While you could try solving this problem without professional help, it’ll likely cause more problems in the long run. You’ll end up spending more time and energy than you would otherwise. In addition to this, you’ll find that many DIY techniques are not effective. These chemicals and tools are not effective. With this in mind, you’ll want to work with a professional. Professional exterminators will have access to high-quality products that are always effective. Don’t expose yourself and your loved ones to dangerous pesticides. Let a professional handle your infestation and reduce your risks.
How Soon Can You Begin?
Our company can likely visit and treat your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Treatments Safe?
We use safe solutions to deal with carpenter ant infestations in your area. We strictly use EPA-registered products to guarantee satisfactory results. Our technicians are thoroughly trained so they’ll know how to deal with the problem you’re facing without putting anyone at risk. We’ll work with you directly to ensure that you’re going to be safe at all times.
How Can I Stop Future Infestations?
To stop future infestations, keep the pests outside. Seal all gaps. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us. WE can provide you with tips and suggestions for keeping carpenter ants away from your property.