Carpenter ant

From Baltimore to Los Angeles, nearly every home owner in the United States is concerned about a termite infestation in their home. However, there is another pest that can be just as troublesome as the termite: the carpenter ant. Like termites, carpenter ants have the capacity to damage the integrity of your home’s structure. Here’s a closer look at the ins and outs of a carpenter ant infestation:

  • Carpenter Ant Nests: Carpenter ants build two types of nests: parent colonies and satellite colonies. Parent colonies consist of a queen, her brood, and worker ants. As the carpenter ant population increases, however, workers create satellite colonies within 20 to 40 feet from the parent nest. There may be several satellite colonies in one home at any given time, each containing several thousand carpenter ants. If you notice any of the signs of an active carpenter ant infestation, contact your local pest control company.
  • Infestation Damage: As carpenter ant populations grow, so do the number of colonies (and amount of damaged wood) within your home. While the damage caused by carpenter ants is not as severe as the damage caused by termites, a carpenter ant infestation may cause significant structural damage if not treated within a reasonable amount of time. To prevent the spread of carpenter ants throughout your home, be sure to contact a professional pest exterminator at the first indication of an infestation.
  • Control Methods: The best method to control a carpenter ant infestation is to locate and destroy the parent colony. Doing so on your own, however, can be challenging – which is why you should contact your pest control company if you suspect a carpenter ant infestation within your home. Pest control companies utilize the latest technologies and techniques to completely rid your home of carpenter ants.

If your home is infested with carpenter ants, don’t hesitate to contact the professional exterminators at Rest Assured Pest Control. With more than two decades in the pest control industry, we are one of Baltimore’s preferred pest control companies. To schedule your free in-home inspection, contact us online or call (410) 317-8510