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What Are Carpenter Ants? How To Get Rid Of Them?

Carpenter ants are large ants mostly found in forested parts of the world. They build nests in preferably in dead, damp wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles. Like termites, carpenter ants can cause structural damage to your house. They come inside from the exterior and tend to come from colonies formed in old, dead or severely rotten wood. After some period of time, Carpenter ants will try to take refuge in the stronger, safer wood of your own home.

Carpenter ants like damp and wet conditions. Therefore, they pray on things like patios and frames of windows, decks, sheds and many other similar stuffs. Carpenter ants are capable of multiplying quickly in numbers and start making beeline for their next meal. The problem is that generally it is late before a home owner realizes that Carpenter ants have infested and because of this they should be immediately dealt with as they can cause massive damages from a structural standpoint.

Carpenter ants are usually very hard to handle on your own and require a very professional approach to deal with. One of the most frustrating infestations for any home owner in Ottawa is infestation of Carpenter ants. If not dealt in time, they could be major source of damage as thet put the general condition and care of your home in serious jeopardy. One should contact and take help of a professional pest control company. They will generally inspect your home and then advice you on the measures required to be taken. Pest control companies also ensure your home is free of carpenter ants for the long-term.

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter Ants are controlled through the application of insecticides and sprays in various forms which includes baits, dusts, liquid concentrates, and foams. If you wish to get rid of them yourself then the important step is to find out all their nests and destroy them by pouring on the nest a solution of the natural insecticide like boric acid, diatomaceous earth, cedar oil, neem oil or even with liquid dish soap.

However, if you realize that the problem is bigger enough then it is advisable to call a pest control company as they are experts in locating nests even at the places you can not even think of. Moreover, they will help you not only with perfect extermination but suggest ideas to prevent further infestations by ant-proofing your home and yard, by clearing away rotting trees and lumber piles, fixing plumbing leaks, etc.

Essen Pest Control is a professional pest control company and experts in getting rid of Carpenter ants. You may call them at this number: 613 804 7378 (OTTAWA + Neighbouring Cities) OR at 416 817 7378 (TORONTO + Neighbouring Cities).

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