Find YOUR Local Branch
Termites and carpenter ants cause similar damage to damp, dead wood. Oftentimes, you’ll see piles of wood shavings near wood that’s infested with either termites or carpenter ants. But in order to eradicate the infestation, you have to make sure you’re treating your property for the correct pest. Carpenter ants are black ants with segmented bodies that measure in at ¼-⅜ inches long. Termites or “white ants” don’t have segmented bodies and have a large head.
Common carpenter ant infestation signs are:
If you have spotted any of these signs, it’s important to not ignore them! Carpenter ant infestations only get worse as time goes on. Early detection is the best way to prevent further damage from carpenter ants.
The first line of defense most people turn to when it comes to ant infestations are DIY ant control solutions. This often includes borax or natural remedies like cinnamon. At first, these remedies might be effective, but will they eradicate the entire colony? Not likely.
The only way to ensure carpenter ants won’t return is by eliminating the colony. It’s one thing to apply treatment to a couple ants you see scurrying across your kitchen counters, but it won’t do much unless you get the source of your ant infestation.
Once a carpenter ant infestation has been removed, it’s important to take measures to protect your home from ants in the future.
Find YOUR Local BranchPlease try again...