Carpenter Ant Identification & Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Carpenter Ants

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What are carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are a species of ant that is known for their ability to infiltrate wooden structures and chew their way through them. They are larger than most other types of commonly encountered ants, and adult carpenter ants grow to be around half an inch in size. Carpenter ants have distinctive dark-colored bodies, thin waists, strong jaws, and reproductive carpenter ants, also known as swarmers, have wings.

Are carpenter ants dangerous?

A carpenter ant infestation may not prove to be much of a threat to humans, as these ants rarely bite humans, but they can cause serious problems around your property, especially if you let an infestation grow out of control.

Carpenter ants are known for their ability to chew through wood and destroy the wooden structures of human properties. As carpenter ants hollow out wooden areas while creating tunnels, they weaken the wooden structures of your property and cause costly damage in addition to causing a risk of structural collapse.

To avoid the dangers that carpenter ants bring to your property, reliable carpenter ant treatment provided by Uinta Pest Solutions is necessary.

Why do I have a carpenter ant problem?

Carpenter ants are attracted to moist conditions, water-damaged wood, and other damp conditions that make wooden areas easier to tunnel into. If you are suddenly noticing signs of carpenter ants around your property such as visual sightings of these ants, piles of wooden shavings, rustling noises, and damaged wood, the chances are you have favorable conditions attracting this pest to your property.

Where will I find carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are typically found inside wooden areas, such as the internal wooden structures of your property, sheds, outbuildings, and attics. Around exterior areas, carpenter ants may be seen nesting in dead or decaying wooden tree stumps, debris piles, and lumber piles. It’s important that you get rid of every trace of these pests on your property, as this will prevent issues with reinfestation in the future. Uinta Pest Solutions will help you with this task so you can be sure your carpenter ant problem is completely dealt with.

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

If you want to get rid of carpenter ants and protect your property from the damages that infestations of these pests cause, you should skip the DIY treatments and contact Uinta Pest Solutions right away. Our team of experienced home pest control and commercial pest control technicians will help you identify your major carpenter ant problem areas and develop treatment solutions that successfully eliminate infestations of this pest from your property.

Call us now to learn more about our carpenter ant removal solutions or to get started.

How can I prevent carpenter ants in the future?

Prevent carpenter ant problems by following these expert tips to deter future infestations once professional treatment has been received:

  • Repair or replace damp and damaged wood around your property to make it difficult for carpenter ants to invade these spaces.
  • Clear outdoor areas of decaying tree stumps, fallen logs, or piles of debris, and store woodpiles in dry, elevated areas.
  • Seal cracks and gaps around your property’s foundation and utility areas, and make sure that all window and door screens are unbroken to keep carpenter ants outside.
  • Address moisture issues around exterior and interior areas to prevent moist or damp conditions from persisting and attracting carpenter ants.

If you need more information about preventing carpenter ants or assistance with pest control for carpenter ants, contact Uinta Pest Solutions right away.

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