Carpenter Ant Identification & Prevention

Carpenter ants in Sonoma County create serious problems if you don’t have professional pest control assistance to defeat these insect invaders.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Carpenter Ants

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What are carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are a large species known for their habit of tunneling through wooden materials. Carpenter ants are recognized by their larger size, as adults often grow up to three-quarters of an inch long, and they have a distinctive dark reddish to black color. Carpenter ants live in colonies with distinct social structures, including worker, soldier, and reproductive ants.

Carpenter ants with wings on your Sonoma County property are the reproductive class of this pest and cause serious issues when left untreated. Speak with our technicians at California Exterminators Alliance for help identifying this pest. Reach out to us today for pest control in Sonoma County.

Are carpenter ants dangerous?

While carpenter ants are unlikely to bite humans unless you directly threaten them and their nests, they are still dangerous invaders on your property. Once carpenter ants invade interior areas, they find their way to wooden structures and start to chew. They will tunnel through wooden areas to craft their colonies, leaving wood hollow and weak. Over time, this destroys your property and results in a risk of structural collapse, in addition to the necessity for costly repairs.

Avoid carpenter ant damage to your home or business by contacting California Exterminators Alliance the moment you suspect you have an infestation problem on your property.

Why do I have a carpenter ant problem?

Like most pests, carpenter ants are attracted to properties that provide them with food, water, and shelter. In the case of this pest, moist or water-damaged wood is a prime living space, and they will be drawn to properties with plenty of damp wood and spaces where they can easily start tunneling into wooden structures.

You can deter a carpenter ant infestation by reducing factors that might be attracting this pest to your property.

Where will I find carpenter ants?

Carpenter ant nests may be found outdoors around piles of brush and debris, near woodpiles, or around fallen trees and tree stumps. Once they invade interior areas, carpenter ants may be harder to detect as they will often infiltrate the space between walls to chew away at wooden supporting structures throughout your property.

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

Get rid of carpenter ants for good by reaching out to our technicians at California Exterminators Alliance. With our home pest control and commercial pest control, carpenter ant infestations will be managed in no time, and your property will be protected from the damages they bring.

Contact us today to learn more or get started defeating carpenter ant infestations.

How can I prevent carpenter ants in the future?

The best way to prevent carpenter ants is to follow our tips below to make your property less desirable to this pest:

  • Remove all piles of debris and brush from outdoor spaces and cut back overgrown foliage that provides carpenter ant hiding spots.
  • Store woodpiles in elevated areas and clear tree stumps or logs from outdoors to stop carpenter ants from nesting nearby.
  • Seal cracks around your property’s foundation, windows, and doors to stop carpenter ants from slipping inside.
  • Fix moisture-damaged wood on your property promptly.
  • Address moisture issues or leaks that lead to humid conditions and the damp wood that carpenter ants love.

Reach out to California Exterminators Alliance today for more carpenter ant removal advice.

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