Carpenter ants are often slow to cause visible damage, so it’s common for a homeowner to see them wandering about for years and not see the hidden damage they are causing. DO NOT WAIT until you notice carpenter ant damage to control these pests. If you see ants crawling about, you should have them controlled BEFORE they spread or start causing major problems. That way you may be able to completely avoid their damage and prevent costly repair bills.
Carpenter ants become most active between midnight and 4am, so if you see these pests during the daytime, you are seeing only a small fraction of what is happening at night. Be especially on the lookout for these pests if you have leaks or other moisture problems, blocked or leaking gutters, or a poorly ventilated attic or crawlspace. Tree stumps, dead tree limbs, and firewood also can encourage problems with carpenter ants, as well as trees and shrubs that touch a home or “crowd it”, keeping the walls moister.
Call us if you see suspicious-looking ants crawling inside or outside your home. We’re experts at controlling these difficult pests. We start by inspecting your home to find where they are coming from. If their nests are all outside your home, we need to take steps to ensure the ants stay out.
If the ants are already nesting inside, they need to be stopped before they have time to do more damage, and multiply and create more colonies.