Carpenter Ants are large, approximately ½ inch to 1 inch in length, and are indigenous to many parts of the world. They prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests. They reside both outside in dead trees and indoors in moist, decaying wood. They cut “galleries” into the wood grain to provide passageways for movement from section to section of the nest.
Carpenter Ants can leave “Frass” behind, providing clues to their nesting location. If this complex nest happens to be a wall void within your home, structural damage can and will result. Moisture and controlling it is important when managing this species.
Protection Against Carpenter Ants
A wood-destroying pest like the Carpenter Ant can cause significant structural damage to your home rather quickly. At Catseye Pest Control, our Carpenter Ant Eradication program includes an intensive initial treatment and a follow up visit ten days later. We perform a complete interior and exterior inspection to seek out any active infestations as well as any visible structural damage. The exterior carpenter ant treatment application includes the foundation, under siding, window casings, porches, decks and areas of wood to ground contact. The sub-structure application includes the basement or crawlspace, sills, sub-floors, joist and all pipe areas. We can also include the attic, garage and living spaces as needed.
Our pin point method includes micro-injection technology that is applied to our crack & crevice treatment. This is an injection based application that eliminates nesting directly at the breeding site. No overspray! We also use dusts, baits and granules for a comprehensive treatment process to help aid in the protection of your home.
Eradication: Carpenter Ant Treatment
Upon the initial Inspection, Catseye Pest Control will fill out a Conducive Condition Report. The report may include moisture pockets, landscaping, woodpiles, recommendations, and anything else we see fit to help ensure the ants are eradicated from your home properly.
Catseye will then begin the carpenter ant treatment process by removing them from your wall cavity, ceiling, or any other place inside your home or office during your first initial intensive visit. After, we would move to the outside of the building for an establish a perimeter defense on the exterior to prevent any transient behavior. We will then follow up approximately 10 days after the initial visit to eliminate any further adult activity or egg deposits that may have survived the first treatment.
Do I Need Eradication?
If Carpenter Ants are present on the inside of the home, it can be an indication that there may be a satellite colony and to which the answer is YES! Eradication, interior elimination and extraction, should be performed along with bi-monthly monitoring on Catseye Pest Control’s signature Platinum Home Protection Program.
On our Platinum Home Protection Program, Catseye will treat and monitor for Carpenter Ants, Bees, Wasps, Rats, Mice and over 33 different Common Crawling Insects during six visits throughout the year.