What is a Carpenter Ant
Carpenter ants in Connecticut, like other pests, find your home an inviting location to set up their nest and go about their business. Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not eat wood as a food source. The carpenter ant hollows out the wood structures of a home in order to make galleys for nesting.
Carpenter Ant Facts / Carpenter Ant Identification
- Carpenter ants like sweet foods, pet food and other insects.
- Commonly found nesting in wooded areas(i.e. trees and stumps)
- They can also be found in your home (ceiling beams, attics)
- Commonly mistaken for a termite when people see a winged carpenter ant. If you take a quick look at their antennae, you can see that carpenter ants have bent antennae (sort of like an elbow) and the termite has very straight antennae.
- Carpenter ants produce a sawdust material as a result of burrowing into wood to nest
Does your Connecticut home or business have Carpenter Ants?
We will gladly send one of our specialists at your earliest convenience. During the inspection they will tell you if you have any wood boring pest problems and the best way to rectify them. If you have seen carpenter ants around or in your home, call us today before the pest problem gets out of control.
When to start Carpenter Ant treatments in CT
Because carpenter ants in CT can cause thousands of dollars in structural damage to a structure, the best time to treat is when you first start seeing them. If you wait, often times the problem gets worse and they are more difficult and expensive to get rid of.