What Is A Carpenter Ant?
Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants found in America. The worker ants can be anywhere from 1/8 to 1/2 an inch long. There are several different species of carpenter ants. They can be all red, all black, or a combination of both. These ants have two large mandibles that they use to chew the wood they make their nests in.
Things You Should Know:
Carpenter ants chew through wood using their two large mandibles.
Carpenter ants are often mistaken for destructive termites.
These large ants tunnel through wood in order to makes nests, they do not consume wood.
Why Are They In My House?
Like most other ant species in New York, carpenter ants most likely found their way into your home while foraging for food. However, you may have a satellite colony that has decided to nest in your home. Carpenter ants will make their nests out of anything made of wood. Structures with water damage or high moisture content are much more susceptible to carpenter ants.
Are Carpenter Ants Dangerous?
Carpenter ants can bite; however, they rarely do so, and their bite does not cause any harm to humans. The real danger with carpenter ants is the structural damage they can cause while tunneling in their nests.
What Does It Take To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?
Getting rid of carpenter ants is not an easy task. They often have large, complex nests in multiple locations. To eliminate them, the source must be located, and the entire colony eradicated. Missing one of the satellite colonies can result in an infestation again down the road. That is why it is best to have a trained professional inspect and treat the problem. Parkway Pest Services is your local New York pest control professional. Call us today to find out how our carpenter ant control solutions can help solve your carpenter ant problem.
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How Soon Can You Get Here?
At Parkway, we understand that it is important to you to take care of your pest problem as soon as possible; therefore it is important to us, as well. Emergency and same day service is available and in most cases we can be there the very next day.
Is The Treatment Safe?
Here at Parkway Pest Services, we pride ourselves on being Green Shield Certified and we use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques, meaning treatments are much safer for you and your family. IPM techniques include far fewer uses of chemicals, using them only as a last resort. Instead, we focus on baiting and the exclusion of pests.
How Can I Prevent A Future Infestation?
Elimination of food sources and entry points can help, but carpenter ants can be extremely difficult to prevent. Our PestGuard provides you with constant protection from all species of ants. Contact us for more information.
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