Color: Varies depending on species, from red to black or a combination. The two most common species are black.
Shape: Segmented Oval
Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests. Their excavation results in smooth tunnels inside the wood. Carpenter ants range in size from one-quarter inch for a worker ant to up to three-quarters inch for a queen.
Habits: All species mainly attack wood that is or has been wet and damaged by mold. Even though these ants first invade wet, decayed wood, they may soon begin building paths through dry, undamaged wood. They usually come into buildings through cracks around doors, windows, or through holes for wires. They will also crawl along overhead wires, shrubs, or tree limbs that touch the building far above the ground.
Habitat: Carpenter ants build their nests outdoors in various wood sources, including tree stumps, firewood or landscaping. They need a constant water source to survive. They will enter homes through wet, damaged wood.
Threats: Carpenter ants damage wood through their nest building. If they gain entry to a structure, they pose a property threat.
Prevention: Because carpenter ants require a water source, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.
At Last…Ant Control That Works!
Prevention: With our new process of ant control, we eliminate the entire colony, not just a few of the workers.
Until last year, ALL pest control companies had trouble controlling ants. It was a constant battle. They just kept coming back over and over.
Now with our slow working products and procedures, when worker ants come in contact with treated surfaces, they will spread the slow working toxin to one ant, then another, and another. We call it the “transfer” affect. So instead of the problem seeming to go away, just to continue to come back, the entire colony is eliminated.
One treatment is guaranteed for a full 90 days. Try asking any other pest control company for that warranty and they will probably laugh.
The procedure has no odor, vapors, or fumes. This procedure is more effective and works faster than ant baits or any other treatment available on the market today.
OTC Insecticides and sprays merely move ants away temporarily. They don’t eliminate ants.