Ants are the number one pest problem for homeowners all across the US. Small ants like the pavement ant are typically associated with our kitchens, as they can be seen crawling over the counters and floors. They are also associated with being a problem pest at our outdoor picnics. Carpenter ants are larger ants that are known for causing significant structural damage if their nests are left untreated. At Wil-Kil, our pros know how annoying and damaging an infestation of ants can be, which is why we offer effective ant control services to get rid of these pests.
In the peak of summer, Wil-Kil received many phone calls from homeowners regarding the sighting of large black ants, along with little piles of sawdust seen around the home. These ants are carpenter ants and if this is the first time you’ve seen them, you’re pretty lucky! When you see these ants scurrying around your home in the spring or summer months, it is an indication that they are in search of a tasty treat and that the nest is actually located somewhere outside. When you see them in the late fall or winter, unfortunately the nest may be somewhere inside your structure. The little piles of sawdust you may have witnessed typically mean that carpenter ants have burrowed a hole in the wood in your structure while they are looking for a place to nest. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, don’t actually consume the wood they are damaging; they are simply tunneling and chewing on it in order to make a cozy nest inside the wood.
Ants are one of the most obnoxious pests to invade homes throughout the country. Many homeowners have tried and failed to get rid of ants on their own with over-the-counter sprays and baits. Some may have actually made the problem worse! You cannot simply kill the foraging insects; the only real way to get rid of these little pests is to locate and destroy the nest. Because they tend to nest under tubs, sinks and in wall voids and attics, this can be very difficult, but Wil-Kil Pest Control is ready to help. Our ant control services are the perfect solution for homeowners who are tired of dealing with these menacing, damaging little pests. Contact us today to learn more about carpenter ant control and to schedule your first inspection with our experienced and knowledgeable professionals.
Contact us today to learn more about carpenter ant control and to schedule your first inspection with our experienced and knowledgeable professionals.
This blog was originally published on July 26, 2011 and has been recently updated to reflect the most recent and up to date information on battling frustrating problems with ants in the home.