Carpenter Ants

The ants come marching in…and then they invite their friends. Carpenter ants make themselves right at home. You may just see one or two on your floor while a nest is silently building in your walls. Bug Ivey can help you get rid of these uninvited pests.

About Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants can enter your home through your crawl space, cracks in walls or an outdoor water spigot. They can tunnel through any wood inside or outside your home and turn it to dust to build their nests. Their favorite nesting place is damp wood. Ranging in size from 1/4 to 3/4 inch in length, there are two species of carpenter ants. Some are reddish in appearance with wings. These are carpenter ant swarmers. They leave their colonies to mate and start new ones. Carpenter ant workers are black. They defend the nest and provide food to the queen. Some common signs of infestation are: small piles that look like sawdust, ant trails and damaged wood. To eliminate carpenter ants from your home and yard, you need professional help. 

Bug Ivey can stop the damage.

Treatment Information

Carpenter Ant Treatment Information

Ant infestations can be extremely difficult to manage without professional help. Knowing what species of ant you are dealing with and where they are nesting is the key to eliminating this household intruder. Your technician will inspect your home and exterior for suspected ant activity, and provide you with a custom plan to eliminate them. Most treatments involve a 2-step plan.

  • Treatment 1:

    Ant colonies consist mainly of adult workers and offspring. The ants you see in your home are taking food back to the colony to feed the colony. The first step is to bait the areas of activity and do localized spraying. This allows the bait to travel back to the nest to start eliminating the colony.

  • Treatment 2:

    Your technician will return 7-14 days later and perform an exterior foundation treatment to your home. This allows us to eliminate older worker ants and provide your house with protection from any ants trying to invade in the future. After your treatment has been completed, we will guarantee your home free from ants for 60 days, from the date of your second treatment. If you have any issues during your warranty period, just let us know and we will send a technician at no cost to you.

At Bug Ivey, our experts get to the root of the problem. For more than 65 years, we’ve been helping Carolina homeowners get rid of carpenter ants. You can rely on us to prevent further damage to your home and property. 

If you spot carpenter ants in your home, contact us.

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