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Carpenter Ants

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Local Carpenter Ant Control And Treatment Services

EnviroPest has been protecting local homes and families for over 20 years. Our carpenter ant exterminators provide a variety of treatments including our all-natural carpenter ant control solutions that effectively deal with your issue without requiring you to leave the comforts of your home for more than a few hours.

Our Industry Leading Carpenter Ant Extermination Method

We Start with a Thorough Investigation

Carpenter ants can be an especially tricky pest. There is a good chance that your infestation is not confined to one room in your house. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to understand all the possible hiding spots for carpenter ants and thoroughly inspect each possible location.

Our Treatment Tool-Chest

We offer a variety of different treatments for carpenter ant extermination and will provide recommendations on which procedure is right for your pest situation.

We promise you a 100% carpenter ant-free house, and we guarantee it! If you find that some of those pesky bugs managed to get past our initial assault, we will come back and make sure we treat your house again free of charge.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants - Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Carpenter ants are large black ants that can range in size from 0.3 to 1.0 inches or .076 to 2.54 centimeters. Carpenter ants are indigenous to most of the world’s forests. Carpenter ants infest wooden buildings and structures and are a wide spread nuisance and major cause of structural damage.

Carpenter Ant Lifecycle

The life cycle of carpenter ants begins with the nuptial flight, which usually occurs in the late spring or early summer, depending on environmental factors. During this mating flight, male winged carpenter ants, or swarmers, mate with winged females. Soon after mating, the females shed their wings and the males die. The female ants then search for a new site to build their colonies. The queen typically seeks a small crack in a wooden structure. She then closes herself inside that chamber, and lays the first batch of eggs. The carpenter ant will have 4 stages to complete the life cycle (egg, larva, pupa & worker).The Queen will remains inside the chamber until her first batch of eggs becomes adult workers. It takes three to six years to establish a large and stable colony. The life cycle of a carpenter ant is estimated to be 6 to 12 weeks from egg to adult.
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After two or more years, the queen begins to produce winged males and females who will leave to begin other colonies of carpenter ants.

Signs of Carpenter Ant activity

Carpenter Ants infestations can be hard to identify since they are burrowed within the wood framing of our homes and businesses. When excavating their nest, they typically leave behind a sawdust like material called frass that can provide clues to their nesting location. Sometimes you can hear a chewing sound coming from your walls or ceilings, this sound is the carpenter ants had at work. The key sign is seeing activity inside your home. You may only see a few per day, but even this small amount means you have a nest or sent trail leading them to your home.

Structural Implications of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants live inside your home, using pheromones to scavenge for food and water. They can will cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes or businesses as they make their way through your home as if it’s a tree. Carpenter ants love moisture diffused into the wood and prefer this to establish a nesting site. Targeting sill plates, windows, doors or any area of a home that will provide them the resource to reproduce by the thousands. Cornell Cooperative Extension will estimate that an established colony will reach anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 ants in as little as three seasons. Although it will often take remodeling to expose the damage carpenter ants can do, be assured if you are seeing them on a regular basis there could be thousands of ants chewing away at high exposure areas.
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How To Hire A Carpenter Ant Exterminator

What to look for when choosing a pest control professional for your carpenter ant problem:

  • The pest management company should be licensed by the state and insured.
  • Carpenter ant exterminators should be certified pest management professionals and fully licensed in the state.
  • The company should be a member of a professional organization, such as the National Pest Management Association.
  • The company should have a staff entomologist or access to one.
  • Technicians should have experience with carpenter ants.
  • Choose a company based on their quality of service, not the price. Research user reviews and testimonials to solidify your choice.
  • A pre-inspection should be conducted to assess the scope of the work.
  • The proposed work should follow the steps of integrated pest management, not just pesticide application.

The EnviroPest Guarantee

Complete Service Guarantee

  • If, at any time between carpenter ant services or your guarantee period, you as a customer of EnviroPest are not satisfied for any reason, we will readdress the area in question at no additional charge.
  • Our continuous inspection and treatment means a 100% guarantee as long as you have us on the property.

 

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