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In our area, carpenter ants are common pests. Although they’re not dangerous, carpenter ants create numerous problems for locals. These pests can damage your property and wood belongings. Although their bodies are mostly black, they can have a few reddish spots. Carpenter ants have tough mandibles that allow them to chew through wood so they can build nests. Carpenter ant colonies have several unique members, including worker carpenter ants and queen carpenter ants.
Do You Have Carpenter Ants?
If you have carpenter ants in your home, you’ll be able to spot them easily. Use the advice below to confirm the infestation.
- You may find big, black ants in and around your house.
- Carpenter ants leave small piles and trails of sawdust. Many professionals call the sawdust frass.
- Carpenter ants are not quiet. You’ll hear them moving through your home.
- Check your property for swarmer carpenter ants. They’ll have wings. The presence of carpenter ants means the colony is thriving.
Reasons Carpenter Ants Invade Residential Structures
When carpenter ants build a colony, they’ll start with decaying wood. Then, they’ll focus on ensuring that the colony thrives. Once this happens, the ants are going to begin spreading out and building new colonies elsewhere. They’ll build a new colony in newer wood outside your home. Remember that the colony around your home is not the ant’s primary colony. It is a satellite colony and the ants residing there will enter your home to search for food. They can enter through small cracks around doors and windows. They can also enter through small holes around pipes and cables.
Worried About Your Health?
When you see large, black ants in your home, you may worry about your health. You shouldn’t. Carpenter ants aren’t physically dangerous to people or pets. Nevertheless, they’ll create other issues including property damage to your home.
Taking Care Of Carpenter Ant Infestations
Once you’ve found carpenter ants in your home, tackle the problem aggressively until it is dealt with. Don’t waste time with do-it-yourself solutions which are likely unsafe and ineffective. There is a risk that you’re going to use these products incorrectly. Doing so means the pests will survive and you could expose yourself to health hazards. Call our office and let us fix it for you.
Relying On DIY Methods
Many consumers prefer relying on DIY methods because they want to remain in control and save money. Although DIY methods are indeed cheaper, they aren’t as effective as our professional solutions. We recommend working with us because our technicians deliver rapid, long-lasting results. Plus, our methods do not expose anyone to any health hazards.
When Can Someone Begin?
We hope you’ll let us fix the problem for you. Call us right now. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours and the treatment can begin soon after that.
Our Treatments Are Safe For All
We pride ourselves on delivering safe solutions to everyone involved. We never use dangerous products around our clients or their loved ones. Plus, our technicians have been trained extensively to ensure they can keep you safe. When you rely on us, we’ll fix the problem using EPA-registered products. Call our expert to learn more about the techniques we use to protect you.
Preventing Carpenter Ant Problems
Try sealing your exterior walls to keep carpenter ants out of your home. Properly seal gaps around doors, windows, pipes, and cables.