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How To Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ants 

Finding carpenter ants in your home can be a scary prospect. They are often mistaken for termites as both dig tunnels in wood as well as carve out hollow spaces in the floors and walls of your home. It is common to find both carpenter ants and termite infestations in wooden buildings, or structures that have wood foundations. While termites physically consume the wood they infest, carpenter ants only dig tunnels through the wood to get to their real source of food.

While not responsible for as much monetary loss as termites, clearly, carpenter ants are considered damaging pests that can create expensive headaches and dangerous structural damage to your home.

How To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants make their nests in damp, dead wood, tunneling through the wood to navigate their way from one area of the nest to another. After the infested area has been thoroughly inspected and it has been determined that carpenter ants are not nesting outside and foraging in your home for food, but actually have a colony or satellite colony inside your home, the next step is to figure out which control measure is best. 

A pest control specialist is the guaranteed best decision-maker in this regard and can determine whether or not your infestation will best be eradicated by baiting, spraying or by treating voids. Lastly, once the infestation is gone, you will want to make sure that your home is ant-proofed to prevent any further carpenter ant infestations.

What Not To Do If You Have Carpenter Ants In Your Home

Do not miss the signs of carpenter ants in your home. Signs to look for include: 

  • piles of wood shavings near wood that is infested 
  • small black ants (carpenter ants) crawling in a building or home
  • carpenter ants crawling out of holes or crevices in home
  • faint rustling noise in the walls.

Do not rely only on DIY ant control methods. Because carpenter ants can do so much damage to your home and property, it is necessary to make sure that the entire colony is eradicated. The most assured way to know that your carpenter ant colony has been defeated entirely is to hire a pest control company who has the expertise to make sure they are completely gone.

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