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Identifying Carpenter Ants
Have you ever wondered what carpenter ants are? If so, you’ll find that they’re ants with six legs and two antennas. Most carpenter ants are black with some reddish tones. Ants often travel in large groups so you might seem the around your property. In addition to this, they can travel along highways, yards, and walkways without being detected. Since carpenter ants have strong mandibles, they can chew through wooden structures and use the holes for nesting purposes.
The size of the ant depends on its status. Queen carpenter ants are the largest at 5/8 inches while workers tend to grow up to ½ an inch.
Spotting A Carpenter Ant Infestation
Are you worried that you might have a carpenter ant infestation? If so, you should look for the following things around your home.
- Look – First, you’ll want to look for them. If your home is infested, you should be able to find carpenter ants outside or inside.
- Sawdust – Since they chew through wood, they’ll leave a sawdust trail around your home. Look for small piles.
- Listen – Place your ear against the wall and listen carefully. If you hear rustling, you likely have a carpenter ant infestation.
- Looking For Winged Ants – Be sure to look for winged ants or carpenter ant swarmers. The swarmers search for food and can tell you that you’re dealing with a well-established colony.
Why Are Carpenter Ants In My Home?
Carpenter ants like living in the wood. When the wood begins decaying, they’ll try to move to a better nest. If you’ve found a carpenter ant nest in your home, you’re likely dealing with a satellite colony. There is a large nest outside of your home. Carpenter ants want to be outside, but they will enter your home to forage for food. These insects are determined so they’ll find ways to get into your home.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous?
Carpenter ants aren’t dangerous to humans or pets, but they can still cause problems. Once they’ve entered your home, you have to worry about structural damage. Get rid of the carpenter ants as quickly as possible to minimize the risks.
How Can I Remove Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants have a network consisting of many nests. As a result, they’re going to be very difficult to remove from your home. Miss a nest and the ant colony will recover. We recommend hiring us. We offer cost-effective carpenter ant removal services and know-how to fix this problem quickly. Contact our office to get started immediately.
Can I Remove Carpenter Ants Myself?
Ultimately, you can try removing carpenter ants yourself. However, you may not obtain the desired results. Most DIY treatments are unreliable. It is best to let a professional deal with your carpenter ant problems because they’re going to deliver satisfactory results. Simultaneously, you have to worry about using dangerous chemicals around your loved ones.
How Soon Can You Begin?
Contact us to schedule an appointment now. We can respond in 24 to 48 hours.
Is Your Treatment Safe?
Yes. We use safe carpenter ant treatments. When working with us, you can sleep soundly knowing we’re following strict guidelines and using EPA-registered products. We’ll work diligently to give you added peace of mind.
Can I Prevent Carpenter Ant Infestations?
Although you can try, you likely won’t be able to stop carpenter ants from entering your home. Instead, you should try to identify the problem as quickly as possible. Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to contact us. Treating the problem early will prevent it from spiraling out of control. Contact us because we offer reliable carpenter ant removal services to people in your city.
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