With warmer weather here in Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee and all throughout Wisconsin, we can finally get outdoors and begin the annual ritual of a spring clean-up. Along with raking, mowing and planting, one thing Wisconsin homeowners should be on the lookout for is carpenter ant activity on your property. Although a few of these ants can be seen foraging about on warmer winter days, they really begin to emerge in large numbers when spring arrives. They can infest homes and outbuildings and cause a major headache for Wisconsin homeowners. At Wil-Kil Pest Control, we understand just how annoying and potentially damaging an infestation of carpenter ants can be, which is why we offer effective pest control services to help you get rid of carpenter ants!
Carpenter ants are one of the larger ant species and can range in size from 3/8th of an inch to ½ inch in length; however a winged queen can be up to 1 inch long! Like termites, carpenter ants are social insects that live in large colonies. Colonies can be found outdoors in hollow trees, logs, landscaping timbers and posts. Indoors, a carpenter ant infestation is usually a sign of moisture problems and nests are often located under bathtubs or hot tubs, under sinks and dishwashers or in areas with poor ventilation, such as attics or crawl spaces. Unlike termites, the damage that occurs to wood surfaces is not from them actually eating the wood; it is from them tunneling through and hollowing out the wood in order to make their nests.
If you have noticed any carpenter ant activity in or around your Wisconsin home this spring, contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control is the ideal solution. We are a longtime Wisconsin pest control company that offers effective carpenter ant control for homes in Milwaukee, Green Bay and throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northeast Iowa and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan that will not only help you get rid of these damaging insects, but will help prevent future infestations from occurring.
Don’t let carpenter ants ruin your spring, contact Wil-Kil Pest Control today!