Identifying And Eliminating Carpenter Ants
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Carpenter ants have a distinctive appearance since they have six legs and two antennas. Most are black with a few reddish areas. Carpenter ants tend to travel in large numbers through yards, highways, sideways, and more. These pests have large mandibles that can be used to excavate their way through the wood and other structures. Their colors may vary with workers in the colony ranging from 1/8 to ½ inch. As for queen ants, they can grow up to 5/8 inches in length.
How Do I Know I Have Carpenter Ants In My Home?
Do you have carpenter ants in your home? You can find out easily.
- Look For Them – Be sure to look for large black ants. They can be found in and around your home.
- Sawdust – Look for sawdust trails around your home. If you have carpenter ants, you will have paths of sawdust too.
- Listen – Listen carefully because you can hear carpenter ants. Push your ear against the wall and see if you can head them.
- Search For Winged Ants – Finally, you’ll want to look for carpenter ant swarmers. If the ants have created a well-established colony, they’ll begin working to establish another.
What Causes Ants?
Carpenter ants are attracted to decaying wood. Once they’ve established a colony in decaying wood, they will usually stay unless they find a better home. If you find a nest in your home, it is likely a satellite colony. This means that it was started by a larger ground somewhere outside of the home. Ants want to be outside. If you find them inside, it means they’re searching for food. These determined insects will find ways to get into your home no matter what you do. They can enter the home through utility lines, plumbing pipes, door frames, and window frames.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous?
No. Carpenter ants are not dangerous since usually do not bite. However, you have to worry about this pest destroying your home.
What Do I Do To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?
You’ll have a difficult time trying to get rid of the carpenter ants. This is the case because these ants will have a massive network of nests and colonies. If the exterminator misses one nest, the program will start over again. When hiring an exterminator, you need to choose someone who can get the job done thoroughly and swiftly.
Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants Alone?
It is not a good idea to target this problem alone. Homeowners usually have limited success when dealing with these ants. With this in mind, it is best to work with a professional exterminator. Many at-home remedies won’t work. Chemicals are not effective, and they can be dangerous.
How Quickly Can You Come?
Our professional exterminators can reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Treatment Options Safe?
Yes. We go above and beyond to provide our clients with effective, safe carpenter ant treatment options. Our company follows strict standards to ensure that our solutions are not going to harm anyone. In addition to this, we’ll do everything possible to protect your pets and plants.
How Do I Stop Future Ant Infestations?
Carpenter ants are relentless, so preventing an infestation will be very difficult. To solve this problem, you’ll need to get rid of ant’s colonies first. Once you’ve done that, you need to take steps to keep the ants away from your property. Be vigilant and look for signs that carpenter ants have returned to your home. If you find out that they’re back, you’ll need to call us and let us get rid of them again.