LOCAL CARPENTER ANT PEST CONTROL & TREATMENT IN McKinley Heights, OHIO
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The carpenter ant can travel alone or along trails for more than 300 feet from the nest. “Trunk trails” between parent and satellite nests are clear of vegetation usually crossing lawns. Normally the carpenter ants enter buildings around door and window frames, through eaves, along plumbing and utility lines, and over branches touching the structure.
Outside, nests are typically located in rotting fence posts, stumps, old firewood, and dead portions of standing trees.
The carpenter ant nest is usually found by a rustling sound coming from the wall voids or from wood where the colony is located. In other cases the sight of swarmers inside the structure indicates and indoor colony.
Evidence of Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants are known for being one of the most diligent insects in the world, which causes a huge problem when they enter your home. Ants are active during the day and night. If there is a colony near your home, they will find a way to gain access to the interior while foraging for food. The easiest way to see if you have ants is to look at any food that you have left out. While you should always store your food in air tight containers, you may accidentally leave food out and if ants are present they will quickly engulf the food. Pet food dishes will also bring ants into the home. If you notice an ant colony anywhere in your yard, you are going to have a problem. Ants will travel long distances to forage for food or seek a protected area depending on the outside environment. While you may only see a few ants on the surface of the colony, beneath the mound of dirt, thousands of ants are thriving.
Carpenter ants are notorious for causing massive and expensive amounts of damage to any wooden structure they nest in.
Our clients have various options to choose from. We offer an initial pest program with additional options for extended service targeting specific pests. Customers can also choose our quarterly program for protection against over 20 pests or our monthly program for year-round, comprehensive pest protection.