One of the reasons we’re passionate about providing pest control in the South Shore is we know how much serious damage can be done to a property by carpenter ants and other insects. People think that because insects are small, they can’t possibly do much damage but the fact is it doesn’t matter how small one insect is when there are thousands of them chewing on your house. The sooner you can stop carpenter ants from destroying someone’s home, the greater likelihood that home can be saved.
Carpenter ants are a common pest species in the South Shore. But spotting carpenter ant damage can be tricky. It’s not always immediately apparent that there’s a carpenter ant problem until the wood has been examined closely. Carpenter ants carve tunnels and galleries through the wood, which can then collapse in a style similar to rotted wood. Pest control professionals often look for tunnels with frayed edges: these are the kickholes ants use to begin a new entrance into the wood.
Carpenter ants are either entirely black in color or black and brown in combination. They’re generally around 1/2″ in length. When carpenter ants are preparing to go breed and create a whole new generation of carpenter ants, they grow wings that are an amber yellow in color. It’s unusual for a carpenter ant to bite a human being, but they have been known to do so from time to time. The pain level of these bites has been compared to a strong pinch; there is no lasting harm from a carpenter ant bite.
When you call in a South Shore pest control company because you’re concerned you have carpenter ants, the first thing they’re going to do is check the home over thoroughly. This is to make sure you know the full scope of the carpenter ant infestation and what your options are for addressing the problem.
Carpenter ant removal is completed using pet and family safe products.