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“Identification of carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are large. The Queens are most likely to be about 3/4 inch long, and workers vary from 1/4-1/2 inch. Carpenter ants that fly to establish new colonies are the ones having wings. There are several different”
Carpenter ant workers and swarmers (winged ants) are the most likely sign homeowners observe. The workers may be observed foraging for food. Swarmers usually are produced when a colony matures and is ready to form new colonies. These winged individuals often indicate a well-established colony.

It’s true that people don’t think about carpenter ants until discovering a few. Some home or business owners may see carpenter ants and realize an army of big black carpenters have indeed landed. A huge problem that can be confirmed by a pest control professional. Another means of Carpenter ants discovery is during the inspection prior to the sale of a house. The real estate salesman should notify a pest control company to apply pesticides to both the inside of a home or business. Also around the outside to exterminate the carpenter ant infestation.

The cost of destruction by carpenter ants

Carpenter ants actually do not eat wood. The nests are enlarged by the carpenter ants tunneling into wood, and causing the wood to weaken.A carpenter ant infestation within a building usually means that there is a moisture problem. These critters are often found around dishwashers, sinks, laundry areas and bathrooms especially where plumbing leaks. Taking care of the source of that moisture makes the structure less attractive to the ants. Carpenter ants can infest building materials such as wood or foam insulation, and can occupy cavities like those found in hollow doors or window frames. It’s important to note that  usually feed on dead foliage and other insects, the ants may be living outside yet foraging indoors for food scraps or moisture.Almost always be a result of the combination of water and building construction.  Often much more serious and expensive to correct.  If you have these “serious” problems, you must solve the reason why the ants are there, or just never get rid of the problem.  There are no shortcuts and no chemical is going to be the magic bullet.

Evergreen tree all round an area prone to carpenter ants damage then it is a good idea to get an inspection done at least once a year.  The average inspection by a pest control professional will cost from $75 to $500 depending on the age and size of the house or property.  Sometimes a carpenter ants inspector will perform the first inspection for free working under the assumption services will wave the inspection fee.The average total cost for repair of carpenter damage and complete eradication is $3,644. By this that getting at least an annual inspection by an experienced inspector is an economically sound decision

Can Carpenter Ants Bite People?

Yes. When nests are disturbed, carpenter ants bite in defense. Due to the ants large size, the bite can be painful and potentially break the skin. Carpenter ants also spray a defensive chemical of formic acid, that can be sprayed into the bite wound. Which increases the pain. The carpenter ants use an ability to fight other insects and ant species when threatened.The
carpenter ants bite and this results in a lot of discomfort. The pesky pests cause damage to houses and buildings through the nesting process. Which gives cause to have the infestation controlled. Due to the pests complex life cycle and nest habits, it is best to contact a pest control expert if the carpenter ant infestation is under suspicion within the home or building.

Finding the source of the destructive big black ants:

An assessment needs to be done as find the extent of the problem and plan for evicting the armies. It is crucial to locate the main colony. Up to Seventy five percent of all main nests are found outside the home or buildings. The carpenter ant nests may also be located inside walls, in ceilings, under outdoor siding, in wood found near to the foundation. By downspouts, roof gutters, in floors or in insulation. Begin by checking the basement, near the foundation, on top of water pipes and electrical lines.
Also check the attic and crawlspace. Yes it’s time to call AMPM pest control to take care of the problem.

Signs of Carpenter ants:

To eliminate carpenter ants, you have to be absolutely sure that it is carpenter ants to begin with. Look for the following signs:

* Presence of ants (workers or winged reproductives) – An occasional ant may be a scout looking for food and may not indicate the presence of a nest, but continuous or numerous ants are a sign of nesting.

* Frass – Accumulating in piles or caught in spider webbing; has a finely-shredded appearance. Do not confuse with small sawdust from construction, doors or cabinets rubbing on one another, or drywood termite fecal pellets.

*Trails – Carpenter ants will often form tight closely associated trails that can be traced to the area of the nest. Many times trails can be tracing along carpet edges, door frames, outside eaves, fence tops, telephone and power lines, etc..

* Sounds – Rustling or tapping noises produced when disturbed ants rasp the substrate with their mandibles or gasters or when excavating wood. If you put your ear up to a hollow door and then scratch your fingers on the other side, the scratching sound will give you a good idea of what carpenter ants sound like.

Choosing a Pest Control company for service:

It’s time to make a decision to find a company that is willing to do more than just apply chemicals. A company with experienced pest control exterminators who can identify structural problems that may be attracting carpenter ants or allowing entry. A pest control company should be able to caulk or otherwise block entry holes, and the technician should indicate carpentry or masonry repairs that would help prevent a repetition of the problem.

How effective is the spray for carpenter ants:

Sprays will only kill the exposed worker ants. Spraying will have no effect on the queens. The queens will lay more eggs, and since the queens will not be killed by sprays, the number of eggs will grow and multiply and eventually outnumber by many times the numbers of the original workers. That means your carpenter ant colony is now several times larger.
Most chemical pesticide sprays tend to be very repellent to the ants. Chemical or pesticide repellency simply means that the ants can sense the presence of pesticides. The worker ants will simply avoid the chemical that you sprayed and travel or trail around it. If the chemical is sprayed too close to the nest, the queens will instruct the workers to pick up the eggs and move the nest farther away from the pesticide! Usually, as a result of moving, the queens will also instruct the workers to divide or “split” into several new nests. This splitting of dividing of the carpenter ant nest is also called “satelliting” or “budding”. After the new nests are established, the new queens begin to lay more eggs and the entire carpenter ant system is divided and now instead of a single nest there are several nests to deal with, making control much more difficult.

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