What is a Carpenter Ant?
Are carpenter ants in New York remodeling your home or office without you knowing it? Nesting in wet or water damaged wood, carpenter ants forage throughout your home, looking for food crumbs or insects. The largest of the ant family, carpenter ants will chew passageways in the wooden walls of your building, creating a lot of damage inside your New York home or office. That’s why it’s important to call The Bug Stops Here, a trusted pest control service company with a team of experienced exterminators.
Where You’ll Find Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants live inside the wood of your home or office, leaving only to forage for food at night when we don’t see them. Carpenter ants are ingenious builders, with satellite colonies inside the home from their parent colonies outside in trees or landscape timber. Carpenter ants are prevalent in damp climates and moist areas where there are wooded areas and low, shady places where the ground stays damp.
Even though you may keep a very clean house, there is no guarantee that your home will be uninviting to carpenter ants. In your home, you’re likely to find carpenter ants nesting around a sink in the kitchen or bathroom. Maybe even around plumbing leaks, clogged gutters and downspouts, behind shower walls where there are cracks, and where leaks can occur.
As for the food they seek while foraging, don’t be surprised if they target the following food items:
Even if the carpenter ants don’t get into your pantry, they’ll feast on the dead or living insects in your home.
How do you know when carpenter ants have infested your New York home or office, or when to call our exterminator company for pest control techniques that work best against carpenter ants?
Here are some telltale signs of carpenter ants, and if you see these signs, call The Bug Stops Here immediately!
- Trails of workers around the kitchen, pantry, and other areas where food is stored.
- Sawdust-like material that workers kick out of their nests during excavation.
- Listen for ant sounds in the quiet of the night. When the ants are chewing, or simply moving around in the nest, they make a sound like rustling cellophane.
The pest control techniques our exterminator team uses in New York homes and offices are extensive. Carpenter ants can travel several hundred yards from the parent colony to the satellite colonies, and some of them may be coming from your neighbor’s yard. Although we can not eliminate them from the outside, we can maintain a barrier around your home to protect it. These ants can and will do harm to your home if left untreated and can cost thousands of dollars in damage.
We invite you to call on The Bug Stops Here exterminator team to use our pest control experience to remove the carpenter ants from your living space. Contact The Bug Stops Here, Inc. today to get a free estimate.
If you think you see any of these signs call us immediately