As summer warms up, homeowners in the Tri-State area again find themselves battling an unwanted intruder: carpenter ants. These pesky insects can be a significant challenge to eliminate from your property, but knowledge is one of the most effective pest control tools! Here’s a look at carpenter ants, their habits, and the treatment methods used by Masters Pest Control.
When it comes to carpenter ants, their name says it all. These ants have an affinity for wood, but unlike termites, which feed on wood, carpenter ants excavate tunnels to create their nests within wooden structures. This behavior causes structural damage if left untreated. New homes and properties near wooded areas are particularly vulnerable to carpenter ant infestations. Additionally, these resourceful pests are attracted to various food and water sources, further increasing the likelihood of them infiltrating your living space.
Spotting the signs of a carpenter ant infestation early is crucial for effective control. Keep an eye out for small holes in wood, often accompanied by “wood frass.” Wood frass looks like tiny wood shavings or sawdust and is a result of the ants chewing their tunnels. You may also observe carpenter ants themselves, both winged and non-winged, within your home. Winged carpenter ants are a sign of a mature colony. If you notice any of these indications, take immediate action and seek professional assistance.
Dealing with a carpenter ant infestation requires specialized knowledge and expertise. While DIY treatments are tempting, they fall short of a long-term solution. Masters Pest Control offers comprehensive carpenter ant control and prevention programs specifically designed for these persistent pests. Our trained technicians conduct thorough inspections to identify the extent of the infestation and develop a customized treatment plan.
Our effective, sustained carpenter ant control programs focus on establishing protective barriers around your property to prevent reinfestation. We employ targeted treatments and employ industry-leading techniques to address the specific needs of your home. By prioritizing regular maintenance and reapplications, we ensure that the protective barrier remains intact, significantly reducing the risk of reinfestation. You can learn more about our methods of treating and eliminating carpenter ants by clicking here.
Don’t let carpenter ants compromise the integrity and comfort of your home. Contact Masters Pest Control today and schedule a consultation with our experts. We will assess your situation, develop a tailored solution, and guide you through our process. Call (877) 546-9575 or click here to tell us about your pest control needs.