Carpenter ants are larger than most other ant species. They range in size from one-quarter inch for a worker ant to up to three-quarters of an inch. They are black or red, or sometimes a combination of both colors. Of all the ant species, carpenter ants are one of the most problematic. They can cause serious property damage to homes and other buildings. Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests. Their excavation results in smooth tunnels inside the wood. Much like termites and other wood destroying insects, this excavation can compromise the structural soundness of the wood over time. They prefer to attack wood that has been wet or damaged as a result of leaks. Indoors, this means they are often found in damaged window and door frames, crawlspaces under roofs, chimneys, sinks and bathtubs.
Carpenter ants can be destructive, and the damage they cause can be expensive to repair.
The best way to treat this pest is to prevent them before they ever find a way into your home. If you suspect that you have a Carpenter Ants problem in your property, call us so that we may provide the proper treatment.
Kilpex Carpenter Ant Service will provide an inspection, an effective treatment to eliminate the Carpenter Ants problem and will provide our clients with tips and information in how to prevent future Carpenter Ants infestations.