The only thing worse than ants at a picnic, are carpenter ants in your house. Similar to termites, these large black insects can destroy your home, but rather than eating the wood, carpenter ants cause damage by creating smooth, hollowed-out nests (or galleries) inside moist wood.
If you suspect you have a carpenter ant infestation, contact Nature’s Way Pest Control for a free inspection. Our carpenter ant exterminators are trained to identify signs of a carpenter ant infestation, even when activity is not visible, and can recommend both environmentally-friendly pest control methods to get rid of carpenter ants and control treatments to keep them from returning.
Determining if You Have Carpenter Ants
While carpenter ants typically swarm in the spring, it’s not unusual to find them year-round. The most common sign that you have a carpenter ant infestation is sawdust-like piles of wood shavings, or wood with slits or holes. You may also hear a faint rustling inside your walls, or notice that the wood sounds hollow when tapped.
Treating for Carpenter Ants
Unfortunately, finding and killing carpenter ant nests can be a challenge, and since it’s difficult to determine the severity of the infestation – as well as the damage that is being done – it’s always best to consult a carpenter ant exterminator. Even if you find and destroy one nest, there may be other satellite nests and colonies nearby that are only visible to a trained professional.
Once the nests are found, Nature’s Way will remove and treat the area with natural chemicals, and make recommendations to remedy any moisture issues and prevent future infestations.
For more information about our carpenter ant extermination services in New York and Vermont, schedule a free inspection.