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Destructive Carpenter Ants and Costly Ant Colonies

Honest Pest Control Inc in Loves Park, Illinois, knows that carpenter ants and ant colonies can be exceptionally annoying and even more so when trying to get rid of them. Don't waste time or money trying products that only temporarily keep them out of your sight without solving the overall problem. We are equipped with products to get rid of your ant infestation without simply moving them from one location to another.

Preventative Actions

To reduce the occurrence of these infestations keep the interior of your home as clean as possible and
focus on your kitchens and bathrooms. Make sure to regularly wipe down countertops and sweep your
floors. Cupboards and storage areas are also important as even the smallest crumbs or the tiniest of
spills can provide a full meal for most ants. Keep food sealed in tightly sealed containers and move
firewood and piles of debris away from the sides of your home. Also make sure that grease and
spills are cleaned immediately.

Size of Carpenter Ants

Colonial Living
Ants are social insects that live in colonies or nests that can be located anywhere in and around your home. These insects can live under concrete slabs and next to your home foundation as well as in crawlspaces and anywhere in your yard. When worker ants forage for food they often enter homes and become a nuisance by their presence and contaminate foods.

Invisible Trail
Once any food is located these scavengers lay down a scent as they return to the nest, and other ants pick up this scent and follow the trail back to your food. There are several types of ants that may be located around homes ranging in size and color. Ants can appear yellowish, light brown, reddish brown, or even jet black in color and the largest variety is the carpenter ant.

Gallery Excavation
These carpenter ants measure between a quarter and three quarters of an inch and appear black and brownish in color. They nest in moist wood and damage your home by excavating galleries in the wood that are clean and do not contain sawdust or other debris. These ants don’t feed on wood and find most dead insects and human sweeties and meats most desirable.

Contact us for a team that understands ant colonies and how to identify carpenter ants before they strike.