MAN VS WILD
ANTS like all insects have six legs and can run very fast. If a man could run as fast as an ANT, he could run as fast as a race horse.
Like termites, ants have a Queen that they all protect and feed. The worker ant’s average life span is 40-60 days. BUT the Queen delivers daily. So getting rid of the ants can be daunting.
Ants leave a pheromone in their trail so other ants can follow. So when ants arrive at your home or office they leave a trail for their fellow colonist to follow.
CARPENTER ANTS do just as much damage as termites can do. Look for sawdust material (that’s frass) around windows and doors. When Carpenter Ants drill wood they leave evidence for us. You may even see body parts lying around.
First and foremost is identification, as one treatment does not take care of all ant species. A combination of low odor liquid (non-repellant) and baits are placed into cracks and crevices in and around the home. The beauty of non-repellants is that the ants do not detect it and take it back to the test, to create a “domino effect”. Locating the nest is always recommended.
Century Termite and Pest can control these unwanted pests. We offer a FREE estimate and identification with no obligation. We offer one-time, monthly and quarterly services.
More About Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants cause a nuisance by their presence in parts of the home such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room and other areas. When 20 or more large winged and/or wingless ants are found indoors, in the daytime near one location, it is possible that the colony is well established in the home and nest may have been extended into sound wood, sometimes causing structural damage.
Carpenter Ants do not eat wood, but often excavate and remove quantities of wood to expand their nest size. However, if only a few wingless ants are erratically crawling on the interior, they may simply be foraging for food with the nest located on the exterior. Outdoors, they are frequently seen foraging on plants and tree trunks.
Checking for moisture problems, water leaks, eliminate wood & ground contact, trim vegetation away from the structure and keeping the interior clean of food will help to minimize the Carpenter Ants.
A Carpenter Ant Control Service may include a full structural inspection to determine the extent of infestation, location of a nest and the application of proper control methods as needed.
Control methods may include the application of baits, insecticide dusts, liquid residuals and flushing agents. It is our practice to limit the application of insecticides to exterior and minimize applications on the interior.
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