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What Are Carpenter Ants?
You’ve likely seen carpenter ants at your home, and some might’ve found their way inside. This species of ant has six legs and two antennas. These ants are primarily black, but they have some areas of red. Carpenter ants tend to travel in large groups, and they can be found in the grass, sidewalks, highways, and your home. These ants feature hard mandibles that can be used to carve into the wood for nesting purposes. The carpenter ant’s colors will vary from black, red, and brown, but some are red and black. Worker carpenter ants can reach up to half an inch in length, while queen carpenter ants will reach a maximum size of 5/8ths of an inch.
How Do I Know I Have Carpenter Ants?
To identify carpenter ants, you need to know what to look for. Below, you’ll find tips for determining whether you have carpenter ants in your home.
Look Around – First and foremost, you should look around. If you have carpenter ants, you will notice large black ants in and around your home.
Sawdust – Since carpenter ants like nesting in wood, they’ll leave behind a trail of sawdust. If you find sawdust around your home where it shouldn’t be, you likely have carpenter ants.
Listen – In some cases, you’ll be able to hear the ants moving around in your home. Place your ear against the wall and see if you can hear them.
Building A New Colony – When carpenter ants have established one colony, they’ll begin working to build another. Look for carpenter ant swarmers to determine whether your home is infested.
Why Do I Have Carpenter Ants?
Ultimately, carpenter ants are caused by a variety of problems. First, you should know that these ants tend to be attracted to decaying wood. They’ll stay put unless they find a better nesting place. If you find a carpenter ant nest in your home, you can guarantee that a larger colony is nearby. It will likely be found outside of your home. Ants want to stay outside, but they may enter your home to search for food. If they want to come inside, they’ll find a way. They can enter your home through door frames, window frames, utility lines, and plumbing pipes.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous?
Carpenter ants are not dangerous to humans since they do not bite. Nevertheless, you’ll want to get rid of them rapidly since they can destroy your home.
How Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?
It is difficult to get rid of carpenter ants because they will have a large network consisting of multiple nests. If the exterminator misses one nest, the carpenter ants will stay. Our carpenter ant extermination program provides everything needed to eliminate all of the nests and ants.
Can I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants On My Own?
Carpenter ant treatment methods are difficult and time-consuming. Therefore, it is generally best to avoid doing it on your own. Unless you have access to highly effective carpenter ant extermination chemicals, you should hire a professional. Most DIY treatments are ineffective, so you should avoid them.
How Soon Can You Get Started?
Our company is eager to begin helping you. We’ll do our best to reach your home in 24 to 48 hours.
Are Your Carpenter Ant Treatments Safe?
We believe in providing our clients with safe, effective treatment options. We follow rigorous guidelines to ensure that we only use safe chemicals. Furthermore, all chemicals we use are registered with the EPA.
How Can I Stop Future Infestations?
It is difficult to stop carpenter ant infestations. When we visit your home, we’ll give you tips and suggestions for keeping the ants out of your home.
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