Residential Pest Control

Carpenter Ant Tips For Prevention

  • Prune trees so that branches don’t make contact with the house. Trim away dead limbs and remove stumps in order to rid your yard of potential nesting sites. Keep vegetation overgrowth and leaf clutter away from the house

  • Keep firewood elevated and away from your home. Remove any dead wood or wood scraps from around your home’s foundation

  • Treat any leaks or other moisture issues. Seal all plumbing or roof leaks and unclog rain gutters. Also, dry up any moisture surrounding water sources inside the home

  • Tightly seal garage door entry points and any cracks around pipes or electric lines that enter the house

  • Cut off the food supply. Carpenter ants are partial to sweets, eggs, meats, and grease, so make sure these items aren’t readily accessible

Carpenter Ants (Camponotis APP.)

This ant is black, with very fine whitish or yellowish hairs on the abdomen and is classified as a wood destroying insect. Minor workers are generally 1/4 inch long and major workers are approximately 1/2 inch. A mature colony typically contains about 2,000 to 4,000 individuals and produces winged males and females.

Carpenter ant nest can be found outside or inside the house. Carpenter ant nest may occur in water damaged wood near skylights, chimneys, drain gutters, window and door frames, wooden shingles, as well as inside hollow porch post and columns, windowboxes, crawlspaces and dishwashers. Sometimes, nests are found in dry areas, near curtain rods, the small voyage between the door casings, balsa beans, or under insulation and in crawlspaces.

Elimination of high moisture conditions is an essential aspect of carpenter ant management. Correct moisture problem such as leaking roofs, chimney flashing, or plumbing, poorly ventilated attics or crawl spaces, and blocked gutters. Replace rotted and damaged wood and eliminate all wood to soil contact. A thorough inspection should be conducted to determine which treatment is best suited for your home. Some options may include: perimeter treatments, aerosol sprays, dusting wall voids, granular bait formulation and baiting.


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