Carpenter ants are wood-boring insects that can cause major damage to wooden objects, homes, or structures. Read here to learn if these destructive pests are uninvited guests in your home and how to prevent an infestation.
Are ants taking over your kitchen? Do you feel like your house is on an ant hill? Have you tried EVERYTHING you could find on the internet to get rid of them? We get more calls for ants…
If you’ve ever experienced an ant invasion, you know annoying they can be. No matter what you do, the ants keep coming back, and in some cases they swarm thousands upon thousands at a time all around your kitchen and bathroom. Stepping on a few won’t matter, and removing the foods they’re swarming will rarely make a difference. You need a way to kill as many ants as possible in order to get them off of your property.
As the weather warms up, there is perhaps no more annoying a problem than ants. Ants aren’t dangerous and they don’t sting or cause pain. But when they invade, they invade quickly, and they invade in massive groups, and no matter how many times you spray them they keep coming back.
There are two main wood destroying insects – carpenter ants and termites. Both of these insects can damage your property and lead to long term problems in your structure and your home value. But they’re also very different pests, and require very different treatments.
Some pests remain active during the winter and will happily come into your home where they can stay cozy. The following are places you will almost certainly encounter pests during the winter.
Now that temperatures have dropped and we’re seeing 40’s – 50’s across the board this week, it’s time to finally release this year’s top five fall and winter pests in the mid-Atlantic states!
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.
It may come as no surprise that ants have been deemed the #1 nuisance pest in America. After all, who hasn’t had a run in with one of these pesky little critters on your kitchen counter, on your bathroom sink, or found a big colony of them out on your sidewalk?
Carpenter Ants and Eastern Subterranean Termites, the most prevalent species of termites in Pennsylvania, are both wood destroying insects that live in colonies, making it easy for many homeowners to mistake one for the other. It is very important to know how to tell them apart as they both require different methods of eradication.