Carpenter Ant Exterminator
Black carpenter ants are the most common ant in New Jersey. While carpenter ants typically do not pose a health threat, they can do significant damage to your home’s structure. Homeowners in New Jersey should never hesitate to treat carpenter ants or their infestations will only worsen. Call Mrs. Bzzz to properly exterminate their ant colonies. Professional carpenter ant removal is the most effective way to eliminate carpenter ants from your home or business. Mrs. Bzzz carpenter ant control solution is a 3 step process. First, we perform a thorough inspection of your home or business to confirm the presence of carpenter ants. Next, we will customize an effective carpenter ant treatment plan that is designed to safely eliminate your ant problem. Then, before we start a treatment, we will consult with you regarding your ant control treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
Common Signs Of A Carpenter Ant Infestation
Presence of worker carpenter ants inside you home:
- Piles of wood shavings which can look like sawdust can usually be found beneath wooden items when the infestation is large.
- Large winged ants emerge from ceilings, walls, baseboards and other hidden crevices.
- Carpenter ants can make rustling noises in walls or woodwork.
- Seeing flying ants in your home
How Did I Get Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter Ants enter homes, condos, and apartment buildings most often through cracks in doors and windows and occasionally through plumbing. Like most pest insects they are looking for water and a suitable home. While they prefer to nest outdoors in wet or moist trees or wood, they sometimes move indoors or around the exterior of the home. They select areas where wood has been exposed to moisture. This could be rotting wood in walls, attics, decks and porches.
Why Is It So Difficult To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?
There may be multiple nests. If you do not eliminate all nests, the colony may rebound. Carpenter ants build two types of nests: parent colonies and satellite colonies. The parent colonies consist of a queen, eggs, and workers. The satellite colonies consist of workers, older larvae, and pupae. Satellite colonies are formed when the parent colony lacks sufficient space or a food and water source. To rid your home of carpenter ants all nests must be located and treated.
How Can I Identify Carpenter Ants?
Worker Carpenter ants can vary in size from 1/4 to 3/4 an inch in length. The color of carpenter ants also varies among species, ranging from jet-black to dark brown, red, black, yellow, orange, yellowish tan, or light brown. They are most commonly black, but some carpenter ants exhibit both red and black coloration. It is best to let a professional exterminator identify whether the ants are in fact Carpenter Ants or another of the 25 common invasive ant species.
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