How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in Norristown PA; Ant VS Termite Identification & Professional Pest Removal
As the owner of a residential home or a commercial business, you have probably experienced ants in or around your property. Some species of ants are more of a nuisance than anything else but others are more than capable of causing extensive damage to the structure of your home. Carpenter ants cause damage that is similar in nature to that of termites and the two are often mistaken. The major difference however, is that the termites ingest the wood while carpenter ants remove the wood to make room to build nests.
Carpenter Ant Identification
Carpenter ants can grow in size to up to an inch in length and are most often black or red in color but can also be a combination of both colors. If you see large black ants around your home or business, they are probably carpenter ants. Contact your local Pest Control Technicians, Inc. pest control professional to determine if you are dealing with a carpenter ant or termite problem.
Swarmer Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants eat dead insects and plant secretions along with human food and they have a particular fondness for sweets and meats. Since carpenter ants eat dead insects, it may indicate that you also have a secondary pest problem. If you have seen any winged ants, these are referred to as swarmers and are reproductive ants. They are most often seen with well-established colonies that are outgrowing their previous colony and are out looking to expand and create new colonies.
Signs of Carpenter Ant Infestations
Signs of a carpenter ant infestation include small wooden holes in structures. These small openings are used by the ants to crawl through to gain access to their nests. You will find a small pile of sawdust below these openings. When ants infest your property they are looking for nearby food sources, warmth and safety. If left to their own devices, carpenter ants can cause permanent damage to the support structures within your home.
DIY VS Professional Carpenter Ant Removal
Carpenter ants can be extremely difficult to remove without professional assistance. If you suspect you have a carpenter ant problem or a termite problem you should contact the professionals at Pest Control Technicians Inc. for immediate identification. Once your pest control specialist has identified carpenter ants, his first task will be to locate the nest. Once the ants have been treated and the nest destroyed, we will provide you with some valuable tips to help you from experiencing future infestations including:
• Eliminating future food sources by storing food in tightly sealed containers
• Repairing any damaged screens
• Ensuring that door sweeps are working correctly
• Repairing holes around outside walls, and cracks around pipes, vents and air conditioning units
• Clearing away rotting trees and piles of wood from your yard
Ant Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in Norristown, Lansdale & Levittown Pennsylvania
If you have discovered ants in or around your home, contact the experts at Pest Control Technicians Inc. to schedule your pest inspection. Our technicians will work with you to quickly eliminate your ant or other pest problems. Also ask about our year-round pest management and control programs designed to protect your home from annoying, damaging, painful and potentially dangerous insects, bugs and rodents.
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