Carpenter Ant Control
We offer quarterly treatments and year-to-year preventative maintenance for carpenter ant removal. Most of the control can be executed from the outside of your house, but interior chemical applications can be carried out if necessary.
We also provide prevention and control services for small ants, pavement ants and odorous house ants.
Q. How can I tell whether the winged bugs around my house are carpenter ants or termites?
A. Both carpenter ants and termites fly and swarm around during their spring mating season. You can tell the two apart by looking closely. Carpenter ants have narrow waists, bent antennae and wings that are longer in the front than in the back. Termites are lighter in color, have straight antennae and no waists, and their wings are all the same size.
Q. Do carpenter ants eat wood?
A. No. Carpenter ants chew tunnels inside moist or decayed wood to make their nests, but they do not eat the wood itself. Still, this tunneling can cause extensive damage to a home.
Q. I've noticed piles of wood shavings near my wooden siding and front steps. What does that mean?
A. Those sawdust-like piles are called frass, and they are a classic sign of carpenter ant infestation. The ants push out chewed wood through the openings of their tunnel-like nests.
Q. What can I do to get rid of carpenter ants?
A. A professional pest control service is the best way to treat a carpenter ant infestation. Once the ants are eliminated, you can help keep them from coming back by making sure your house is ventilated. Carpenter ants are attracted to moist, soft wood. If you use firewood, store your pile well away from the house, preferably on an elevated platform to keep moisture from getting in.
Call Magic Touch Exterminating for your carpenter ant control needs.