What You Can Do To Exterminate Carpenter Ants From Your Home

Posted on: 21 June 2023

Carpenter ants are usually in the larger size family of ants. These pests look just like any other ant, but much larger and are usually black in color. They will chew through moist wood, although they do not eat the wood. They chew holes into the wood and then nest there. These pests will chew holes into the wood on your home, or in trees that are decayed. If you have carpenter ants in or around your home, there are things you can do to exterminate them. Read on for tips to help you rid your home of these pests.

Remove The Damaged Wood 

You need to remove the damaged wood in and around your house. Trees that are decayed need to be removed from your yard. These trees will attract all of the wrong attention, not to mention they are unsightly as well. Trees that are rotten, especially trees that have suffered because of disease can spread disease to other trees and can kill other trees in your yard as well. You need to remove the rotten trees to prevent luring the carpenter ants and other types of pests such as termites into your yard. Damaged wood on your home will also need to be removed from your home. Moisture-damaged wood from a leak needs to be removed, and the leak needs to be repaired to prevent further issues.

Spray For Pests

You should spray your home for the ants to help kill these pests. Spray the ants that you can see and spray the areas that were damaged by the carpenter ants. You should also spray any area surrounding your home where these pests may have come inside your home. Spray the wood that was damaged as well as all of the surrounding areas. If these pests are outside of your home, you can use a granular pesticide to kill these pests, and if they are on your trees, you need to spray the trees thoroughly. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the pesticides — granular or liquid spray.

If you have an issue with carpenter ants, you can use the information above to help guide you to exterminate these pests yourself. To prevent them from causing any further damage to your home, you can hire a professional pest control company to help you get rid of these pests and exterminate them for good. 

Contact pest control services to learn more.