Carpenter ants are large, black ants that make their nests inside wood, which may include trees, sheds or homes. They are similar to termites in this way, except carpenter ants do not consume the wood they nest in as the nest expands so does the damage, and they will leave the nest to find other food sources. Carpenter ants are, therefore, usually more visible than termites and will often be seen in kitchens, dining rooms or wherever crumbs or leftover food can be found. However, like termites, it is important to exterminate carpenter ant infestations promptly before they cause significant damage to a home!
Carpenter ants are among the strongest and most resilient ant species in North America. Bait traps may only lure more carpenter ants to the area, creating more offspring while only dealing with a few adults. When ants create a nest inside walls, floor boards or in sheds or trees, their populations may dwindle in the winter, but they will reappear in the summer. Stewart Termite and Pest Control offers treatment plans to stop the damage and stop the problem from reoccurring.
Carpenter Ant Extermination
If you are struggling with carpenter ants around your home, give us a call to learn about year-round carpenter ant extermination services or quarterly services to remove ant populations and stop them from returning.