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Carpenter ants may not seem like a big deal to have around. These large insects can range from ½ to 5/8-inch long. They are usually red, black, or a combination of the two. Like all ant species, carpenter ants have six legs, a segmented body that includes a thorax and abdomen, and antennae. Wondering why you don't want these ants in your home? Keep reading.
It is easy to spot a carpenter ant infestation. All you have to do is look for the insects themselves. First, carpenter ants can leave a trail behind. Just as their name states, they are little carpenters, which mean their food is the wood around your house. When carpenter ants eat, the workers leave a trail of sawdust behind. If you see these trails, you likely have a carpenter ant problem.
Secondly, carpenter ants also swarm to reproduce. If you see a lot of winged ants around, you likely have a carpenter ant problem. The bigger the swarm, the bigger the colony on your property.
You are most likely to spot carpenter ants and their damage in specific areas of your home, especially those that collect moisture. These could be crawl spaces, window frames, or decks. If you suspect a carpenter ant infestation, you need to call professional pest services, like Barefoot Pest Control, today.
It is not unusual for Waldorf homes to have carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are attracted to damp wood and decayed wood. Essentially, any type of moisture damage is going to be food for these insects. Whether you have piles of decaying wood and tree stumps on your property or just wooden structures in your home—a carpenter ant is not picky.
Like termites, a colony of carpenter ants can spring up in Waldorf homes during any season. Just as long as there is food for the insects. But, carpenter ant colonies are most likely to occur during the wet seasons, like the spring. This is when swarms occur as part of carpenter ants' mating ritual. After the flight, they lay their eggs, which will only increase the size of the colony and amount of potential damage to your home.
Most importantly, you don't want to have ants indoors on your property. These little insects, if left untreated, can cause an amazing amount of damage. Like termites, carpenter ants can cause major damage to the infrastructure of your home. Termite and carpenter ant damage can weaken structures and cause your home to look unsightly. If you don't want to have to spend a lot of money fixing the damage, you need to call pest services today.
In addition to the damage they cause, carpenter ants will bite. Their jaws are very powerful, which makes their bite quite painful. Carpenter ant bites will not kill you, but they hurt a lot. This is just another reason to hire carpenter ants pest removal for your Waldorf home.
Seeing one Carpenter ant on your Waldorf property means there are likely more nearby. If you spot a carpenter ant and live in Waldorf, MD or the Prince Frederick area, you need to call Barefoot Pest Control today. We will inspect your home and provide you a quote for free. Let us worry about removing every single carpenter ant and saving you time and money. We look forward to your call.
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Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.
Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.
Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.
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