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Carpenter Ants are a larger species of ant. They can range in size from just a quarter of an inch to an entire inch in length. Unlike termites, Carpenter Ants do not actually feed on wood, but they can cause nearly as much trouble if left to their own devices. This is because wood, specifically damp or decaying wood, is where Carpenter Ants prefer to build their nests. And because these nests are actually built inside wood, they can often be difficult to spot. Over time, however, Carpenter Ants can inflict serious damage to walls, door frames and mouldings all over your house.
Inspecting for the Carpenter Ant
The most common variety of Carpenter Ant found in homes in North America is the Black Carpenter Ant. These Ants are frequently seen after sunset and their activity increases greatly in the Spring and Summer months.
Carpenter Ants can be found in any wooden structures that have been moistened or softened by water damage. They sometimes nest near the plumbing pipes in walls and have even been known to set up shop within electrical conduits. It is particularly important to inspect for these ants in roofs, porches and decks, the frames of windows and doors, in bathroom walls (especially around the bathtub) and in the kitchen. Essentially, any spot in your home where moisture meets wood is a potential home for the Carpenter Ant, too.
Damage By Carpenter Ants
In nature, Carpenter Ants are most commonly found in forests – environments where damp and rotting wood are in abundance. Unfortunately, our homes can easily serve that same purpose as well as provide these Ants with an ever replenishing food supply. And while it can be disconcerting to watch a small army of Ants cart away the crumbs of your dinner, the trouble they create building their hidden nests behind the scenes is much worse. It is also important to note that Carpenter Ants can even create problems on the property surrounding your home. Decomposing tree trunks, stumps, roots and even healthy trees can be infiltrated by these ants if the wood is moist. Although Carpenter Ants are slow to cause harm, over time they can do serious structural damage if they are not adequately controlled.
Carpenter Ant Control Treatment
Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed technicians to handle all of your Pest Control, Wildlife and Inspection needs. Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services offers same-day services and free estimates to eliminate Carpenter Ants. Professional technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get rid of any insects, rodents or wildlife that are causing damage or creating a nuisance in and around your home.
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