“Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to see the warm weather coming back,” Donna said. “But I can really, really live without the carpenter ants.” The Avon homeowner’s biggest concern with the big, black ants is the amount of damage they can do to her home. “Once a colony gets established, it’s amazing how much they wind up eating. We had ants in a home previously and they wound up destroying the interior of the southern wall. The windowsill literally collapsed because there was nothing underneath it to support it anymore” she explained. “I don’t want to go through that again.”
Understanding Carpenter Ants, Termites, and Other Springtime Pests
When the weather’s cold, termites, carpenter ants, and other insects aren’t as active. Carpenter ants in particular do an excellent job of pretending they’re not there. They hide deep in their nests, perhaps discussing the finer points of philosophy amongst themselves, and wait for spring to arrive. When the days and nights begin to be warmer, the carpenter ants resume their favorite activities – laying lots and lots of eggs, and eating your house.
What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants?
“When I saw the ants, I got on Google and searched for the best pest control company in Avon,” Donna explained. “That’s how I learned about the Home Pest Guard system.” This three-visit system is designed to keep ants, spiders, bees, mice, earwigs, and other common pests that commonly show up in the spring from bothering you all year long.
There are three times a pest control technician will visit your home. The Spring visit includes an interior inspection to identify any pest problems you may have going on. A home barrier treatment is also administered at this time. The Summer visit boosts your protection with another inspection & treatment. Then in the Fall, your home is secured against creepy crawly invaders and furry pests with an inspection, treatment, and rodent-proofing.