Carpenter ants are extremely common in Connecticut, and if you think you have an infestation, you will want to take immediate action. While carpenter ants may not directly eat the wood in the frame of your home like termites do, they will burrow their way through the wood, causing structural damage. Here is a closer look at why you do not want carpenter ants in your home, how to identify an infestation, and why you can trust the professional ant exterminators at Richland Pest & Bee Control.
It is commonly believed that carpenter ants will actually eat the wood in your home’s frame just like a termite would, but that is just a misconception. The truth is that carpenter ants build nests within the wood of your home. This means that instead of burrowing through the ground like sugar ants do, carpenter ants burrow through wood. As you can imagine, a bunch of tiny, hollow tunnels throughout your home’s structure is potentially very dangerous. That’s why it is important to contact a professional CT ant exterminator as soon as you suspect a carpenter ant invasion.
The most common type of carpenter ant found in Connecticut is the Camponotus pennsylvanicus. They are usually around a half an inch long (which is on the bigger size for ants) and have a heart-shaped head. This particular species is more on the black side when it comes to color; however, carpenter ants can also be red, brown, or a combination of the three colors.
While you can identify CT carpenter ants by actually seeing the insect, more times than not, an infestation is noticed by the shredded wood fragments that are left behind from burrowing. The remains will look very similar to saw dust, and there will likely be either dead ants and/or ant parts mixed in with it.
When it comes to carpenter ants in Connecticut, you do not want to take any chances. If you do not successfully eradicate them on your own, you are putting your family and your home in danger. At Richland Pest & Bee Control, we have over four decades of experience as an ant exterminator. We know the most effective methods to eliminate the current carpenter ant infestation while also preventing a new one. Our customers’ safety always comes first, and we promise to use the safest ant removal methods available so that only the carpenter ants are impacted—not your children or pets. To learn more about our highly effective carpenter ant extermination services, contact us now.