How do I know if these ants I am seeing in or on my home are carpenter ants?
Most carpenter ant species in Michigan and Illinois are black and range in size from 1/8 to 1/2 inch in length. Piles of sawdust-like wood shavings and/or dead ants can sometimes be visible. Rustling sounds heard within walls when the home is quiet can sometimes also be heard.
Do carpenter ants eat wood? Are they damaging my house? Carpenter ants are wood destroying organisms. They do not consume wood as a food source but rather they prefer to hollow out moist wood and lay their eggs there.
How does Natural Way Pest Control treat for carpenter ants? Our Total Pest Control Program consists of 6 services over a 12 month period. Three services inside your home consist of a combination of crack and crevice treatments, void treatments and carpenter ant bait. This program is designed to target the carpenter ant, a wood destroying organism, where they live and breed while minimizing exposure to people and pets. Three services are on the outside of your home with our Natural Green Perimeter Control System are designed to help control carpenter ants before they enter your home.
How can I help Natural Way Pest Control treat for carpenter ants at my home? During our Natural Green Perimeter System treatments we are inspecting and making recommendations on correcting conducive conditions, for example trimming trees or bushes with branches near or touching your home. Also, carpenter ants have been known to follow moisture into the home so by correcting any visible dampness will aid in the control of these pests.
Call to schedule a free inspection for Carpenter Ants today!