Shape and size:
Carpenter ants are approximately 10mm in body length and are typically dark brown or black in color. Unlike some ant species with uneven thoraxes (upper body area), when viewed from the side, a carpenter ant’s thorax looks evenly rounded.
Signs of a Carpenter Ant infestation:
Carpenter ants are capable of causing structural damage to homes. They reside both indoors and outdoors in moist, decaying or hollow wood. They carve “galleries” into the wood grain to provide passageways for movement within the nest, leaving behind what looks like sawdust.
Stop Bugging Me Pest Control’s Ant Service includes the following:
- Inspection – A thorough inspection will be conducted to identify the ant species and conditions that may be conducive to infestations.
- Treatment – Based on the diagnosis, your Stop Bugging Me Pest Control technician will determine appropriate measures of control to exterminate the particular ant species. In most cases, ant services involve treatment of wall voids, and a liquid application in the interior and perimeter of the home.
- Follow up – Written recommendations will be made to correct conducive conditions for ant infestations. A maintenance program is strongly recommended due to the movement of ant nests and trail locations. Our monthly and bi-monthly Recurring Service program comes with the peace-of-mind warranty meaning that re-treatments between visits come at no additional charge.