Don’t Allow Carpenter Ants to Ruin Your Summer: Tips for Avoiding America’s #1 Pest
June 12, 2013
They’re big, they’re bad and they will invade your lawn, home and even damage your structures. These mean, structure eating machines prefer dead damp wood to build and inhabit their nests. We’re talking about America’s number one structure-invading ant-the Carpenter Ant. These pests pose no human threats, yet once their nests are established, they can excavate through wood and other elements of construction in homes, costing homeowners millions of dollars in structural damage each year.
At Green Pest Solutions, we want to educate homeowners with industry news, especially when the topics direct impact them. Carpenter Ant Awareness Week (June 17-24) is a week devoted to educate Americans on how to deal with and recognize Carpenter Ants.
Identification of Carpenter Ants is simple: Carpenter ants are some of the larger ants out there and are indigenous to many parts of North America. In fact, the most likely species to be infesting a house in the United States is the Carpenter ant. Carpenter ant species reside both outdoors and indoors in moist, decaying, hollowed or dead wood. They cut transport tunnels into the wood grain to provide passageways for movement from section to section of the nest. Control the ants are another story. Some DIY’s (Do It Yourselfers) have a tough time control Carpenter ants. Part of the reason why is due to finding their nesting location.
Contacting Green Pest Solutions for your hassle-free Carpenter ant evaluation is essential to ultimately control the infestation. Our state certified technicians can pinpoint the direct location of the nests to ultimately inject treatment right into the passageways where they are living.
How do I know if I have Carpenter Ants?
Homeowners should watch for ants that are foraging indoors and try to find their nests. Look for piles of course, stringy wood particles, dead insect parts and other debris that are shifting from cracks in the siding, behind moldings, in the basement and attic, and under porches. Because carpenter ants do not consume the wood as food, excavated particles are dumped outside the nest. Unlike termites, the tunnels or galleries of carpenter ants are smooth-sided and contain no soil particles or fecal pellets. Satellite colonies within homes can sometimes be located by listening for a rustling sound in walls and ceilings using a stethoscope or inverted water glass to hear the ants.
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