Carpenter Ant Treatment from Pest Control Experts
Are carpenter ants wreaking havoc in your home? Don’t wait until you find your house with extensive damage and costly structural repairs. Schopen Pest Solutions is the partner you need to reclaim control and peace of mind. Our trusted team specializes in providing effective solutions for carpenter ants. Call us today to get rid of ants permanently.
Facts About Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants are a large ant species, with queens reaching up to 20 millimeters long and workers ranging from 7-13 millimeters. These destructive creatures have an interest in woodpiles, decks, and sheds. Carpenter ants do not consume wood. Instead, they excavate wood inside structures to expand their nest. If left unchecked and with a large enough population of ants, these pests can cause significant damage to homes or buildings. They prefer moist or decaying wood, because it’s easier for them to excavate, but they will also excavate harder wood types.
Carpenter ants can be confused with termites. Not sure if your unwanted guests are carpenter ants or termites? Distinguish them through these four differences:
- Body Shape – Termites have no visible waist; their bodies are oval-shaped. Carpenter ants, on the other hand, have a defined, thin waist.
- Antennae – A termite has straight antennae, while a carpenter ant’s antennae are elbowed.
- Wings – Termite wings are the same size, shape, and length and are longer than their body, while a carpenter ant has short hind wings compared to its forewings. Additionally, termites’ wings are fragile and break off easily compared to ants.
- Color – In Illinois, carpenter ants are typically black with golden hairs. They are frequently seen foraging for food on trees and homes. Termites on the other hand, are translucent, light in color, and avoid light.
How We Can Help You Get Rid of Carpenter Ants
Our pest control experts at Schopen Pest Solutions will work with urgency in getting rid of carpenter ants. We’ll inspect your property to ensure that any colonies are identified and dealt with. We can effectively eliminate your ants with odorless residual pesticides and baits.
Damage Caused by Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants can wreak havoc inside homes, from hollowed out beams to infiltrated woodpiles and decks. You can detect their presence before significant damage is done by looking for sawdust or frass around the property, as well as noticing any audible excavation activity inside walls.
Have you spotted a few carpenter ants near or inside your home? The presence of these pests could indicate an infestation. If you need to get rid of carpenter ants in your walls, call Schopen Pest Solutions today!
Carpenter Ants Treatment Process
You might be searching for solutions on how to kill carpenter ants. Unfortunately, they are difficult to remove on your own because they can nest deep within the structure of your home. The best way to get rid of ants is by calling the professionals at Schopen Pest Solutions. Here is our effective three-step process on treating carpenter ants:
A professional technician conducts a thorough inspection of your home inside and out. The main nest will be in a tree, but satellite colonies can be inside the home or structure.
Schopen Pest Solution techs are equipped with appropriate pesticide products and equipment proven to eradicate carpenter ants. We use many green products as well as long-lasting residual pesticides.
To make sure we eliminated the nest, we perform two follow up visits to reinspect the property and retreat the home.
Choose Schopen Pest Solutions
Schopen Pest Solutions has been helping Illinois residents and businesses manage carpenter ants and pest problems for more than 30 years through our effective Pest Control Programs. Our knowledgeable team provides reliable pest control services to make sure your property remains safe from carpenter ants, rodents, or crawling insect infestation.
Contact Schopen Pest Solutions
The best way to get rid of carpenter ants is by calling Schopen Pest Solutions. You can count on us for all your treatment needs. Call us today, and we will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate the problem.