Carpenter Ant Control in Boston
Eliminating Pest Problems in Eastern Massachusetts for Four Decades
Carpenter ants play an important role outdoors as the decomposer of dead, rotten trees. When they move their role indoors, however, your business or residential building can suffer significant structural damage. In our 40+ years of service, we have seen terrible damage to buildings, requiring costly, extensive repairs.
The nests of these carpenter ants may be hidden and difficult to find, and these ants require proper identification because pest control treatments differ between carpenter ant and other ant species. If you suspect a carpenter ant invasion of your home, you need to get quality carpenter ant control in Boston right away. The longer you wait, the more complex a task it will be to remove all of them. Call us for a free quote, since at General Environmental Services, Inc we have all the professional experience required to identify and remove these minuscule pests.
How to Identify Carpenter Ants
Black, shiny, and between one-quarter and three-quarter inches long typify the species common in Massachusetts, but, with more than 18 species of carpenter ants running the gamut of size and color, you may have difficulties identifying the pest. The ant's shape provides you with a more reliable means of identification. A single node found on its waist and an evenly rounded thorax distinguish a carpenter ant from other ants, which have a thorax with an uneven profile and either one or two waist nodes.
These tiny scavengers will enter your home or business, looking for moisture and an accessible food source. Rotting or damp wood that is moldy can attract ants. Ants also feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter, and dead insects. If you see black ants congregating in your house or find small piles of small, sawdust-like shavings, you likely have carpenter ants nesting in your home.
Habitats of Carpenter Ants
They occasionally nest in hollows naturally found behind walls, windows, and doors, and they might restrict their presence to moist wood already decayed. However, if they create satellite nests, they leave the moist conditions of their primary nest and tunnel through dry, solid wood. Extensive tunneling, especially in wood with structural functions, severely damages your home and, possibly, its structural integrity. The damage increases as the duration of the carpenter ants' tenancy lengthens.
How General Environmental Services, Inc Can Defend You Against Ants
Ants often enter a home through cracks around windows or doors, but they can find numerous entrances to your home or building. Once inside, the growing ant colony can become a problem quickly, as ants mature from juveniles to adults within a matter of days. This is where our skilled pest exterminators can support you by either eradicating the ants themselves or blocking off their entrances.
Some ways that we can defend your home against ants include:
- Finding nests by utilizing bait traps
- Destroying all scent trails that ants use to travel and find food sources
- Eliminating the nest with the ants and eggs by boring holes in the area and filling with boric acid
- Regularly checking on problem areas to ensure ants have not returned
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