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How To Eradicate Carpenter Ants

Identifying Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are dark in color, sometimes winged and easily mistaken for termites. They are not only mistaken for termites because of their looks, but also because of their habits. Carpenter ants thrive in moist areas that have plenty of wood for them to feed and nest in.

Where You Can Find Carpenter Ants

Due to the habitat, carpenter ants thrive in it makes them very hard to find. Usually, by the time the homeowner discovers the infestation, it is too late.

Here is a list of common places carpenter ants can be found:

  • Decaying wood around the home.
  • Pet food that is not properly stored.
  • Around the foundation of your home.
  • Window seals that are not properly weatherproofed.
  • In leaky, damp roofs.
  • Basements with high moisture.

How To Protect Your Home From Carpenter Ants

Just like termites, carpenter ants are some of the most destructive insects in the United States. Property owners who do not catch and treat carpenter ants in the early stages can face thousands of dollars in repairs to their homes once the colonies can grow and multiply.

Here are a few ways you can protect your home and property.

  • Make sure your gutters are draining away from your home.
  • Remove excess lumber or firewood from around your home.
  • Have dead trees removed from the property.
  • Use treated mulch for landscaping projects.
  • Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 498-8440 for a free inspection of your property.

What Not To Do

The worst thing a homeowner can do is ignore signs of carpenter ants in or around their home. Once you have seen one carpenter ant its time to have concerns. Do not rely on DIY or quick-fix solutions to solve your problem. Carpenter ants are like an iceberg, the presence above the surface is small but beneath it enormous. The cost of calling a professional exterminator out the first time you noticed carpenter ants is far cheaper than the repairs that will be needed to repair the damage caused by the carpenter ants.


If you recognize any activity around your property it is best that you have a professional out to help eradicate any carpenter ant colonies. Where there is one colony there is likely to be many. Thankfully, Fox Pest Control has technicians who are professionally trained to treat these destructive insects.

Fox Pest Control has a 100% guarantee on their service and will make sure you are completely satisfied with the service. If you own pets don't fret Fox only uses treatments that are pet-friendly. That way you have nothing to worry about when it comes to the health of your furry friends!

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Posted on October 1, 2019.

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