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Residents of our city are likely going to encounter carpenter ants at some point. These pests are small but problematic for many reasons. Most carpenter ants are black with a few red areas. Carpenter ants travel in large groups. However, you may not spot them when they’re moving through your yard or on the highway in your area. Carpenter ants have powerful mandibles that allow them to tear through wood without any issues. If the problem isn’t dealt with, there is a risk that they’re going to damage your home severely.
Are Carpenter Ants In My Home?
Carpenter ants could be living in your home. You may not realize it yet. Ultimately, you need to find out as quickly as possible. Use the advice below to discover problems sooner.
- Look for large, black ants around and in your home.
- Check your home for trails of sawdust.
- Listen carefully at night. You might hear them moving around.
- Search your property for swarmer ants. If you find ants with wings, there is a good chance you’re dealing with a thriving carpenter ant colony.
What Causes Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are looking for places to build nests. They’ll start by building new tunnels in decaying wood. Once their colony is thriving, they’re going to move into new colonies in sound wood. The nest on your property is likely a satellite colony. Ants want to be outside but they’ll enter your home so they can search for food. When they decide to invade your residence, they’re going to do so by slipping through holes around windows, doors, plumbing pipes, and cables.
Carpenter Ant Dangers
Thankfully, the carpenter ants on your property aren’t dangerous. They’re not going to bite you. They won’t transmit serious illnesses either. One thing to remember is that carpenter ants can cause severe property damage. Wipe them out before you lose your property to these pests.
Eliminating Carpenter Ants
Once they’re on your property, it is essential to do something about it. Failing to do so will allow the problem to worsen. The best solution is to work with a reputable exterminator in your city. Call our office right away so we can work hard to help you resolve this problem. We’re eager to help and we’re not going to stop until the pests are gone.
DIY For Carpenter Ants
Be careful if you decide to use do-it-yourself methods for carpenter ants. These methods are often erratic. They might work but not always. They’re risky. In addition to this, some of them are going to expose you to serious health hazards. Be careful when using do-it-yourself methods because they could expose you to dangerous chemicals.
Work with us. Start by calling our office right now. After your call, we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
We work hard to ensure that our clients are going to be protected during each phase of the treatment. Our technicians follow precise protocols to guarantee your safety. Plus, we only use the latest EPA-registered products.
Preventing Carpenter Ants
Try sealing your outer walls to keep these pests out.