Carpenter Ants

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Ant Facts

  • Can range in size from 1/12 to 1 inch (2 to 25 mm).
  • Typically live in large groups or colonies that can consist of millions of ants.

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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

Because carpenter ant primary colonies may be indoors with several other satellite nests in moist or rotting wood outdoors, trying your hand at controlling carpenter ants can be tricky, as you will need to locate and eliminate the primary carpenter ant nest and all of the satellite ants’ nests. Primary colonies and satellite colonies must be eliminated or carpenter ants will reappear in a few days or weeks. To ensure all of the nests are eliminated, contact a professional pest control company. Truly Nolen’s certified and licensed technicians are trained in locating and eliminating all carpenter ant nests in and around your property.

Repairing structural damage and replacing damaged wood should happen at the same time the nests are removed. Satellite nests outside of the building should be eliminated by extracting the infested wood or tree or by treating it with an insecticide product only available through professional pest control companies.

Truly Nolen technicians, trained in locating carpenter ant trails apply baits to the trails, reapplying as baits become depleted. With the application of scheduled outside perimeter treatments to your property, indoor monitoring and preventive bait placement, Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons approach to pest control can eliminate carpenter ants and other pests from your home with appropriate quarterly seasonal servicing.

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