Sound Pest Management: Controlling Carpenter Ants

carpenter antsIf you have carpenter ants, your home or building could be seriously damaged. Carpenter ants dig tunnels through wood and insulation, severely weakening the material. When they tunnel through wood studs or support beams, this can create major structural problems.

A Bit About Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants are very common in the Northwest. They are large black ants that live in large colonies. Some have wings, some do not. Winged carpenter ants are often mistaken for termites.

Carpenter ants prefer to nest in decayed, often water-damaged wood. Occasionally, they move into the sound structural wood of a building. If they are permitted to remain there, serious damage can result.

Stop or Prevent a Carpenter Ant Infestation

Winged ants inside or outside a home year-round indicate an infestation. A seasonal presence may not be as serious. To be certain, professionals should take a look.

Sound Pest Management’s experienced exterminators begin by locating all nests, which can be a difficult task. Once all nests have been located, the nests can be treated and the infestation can be removed. Then, work can begin to ensure the ants don’t come back.carpenter ant infestation

While carpenter ants pose a serious problem, damage happens slowly so it is possible to treat the infestation and avoid serious damage.