Carpenter ants are as problematic as termites despite the fact that these ants don’t cause as much damage as the termites. Due to their constant search for nesting sites, you can usually spot them in wooden items that include furniture, as well as stumps. First, you need to know how to identify them. It won’t be difficult for anyone to identify a carpenter ant because compared to the other ant species that may manage to find their way into your home, these ants are much bigger in size. In terms of length, they’re about six to twelve millimeters. Another way to identify a carpenter ant is by checking its waist. Unlike other household ants that have two nodes at the waist, carpenter ants only have a single node. Their bodies are black or reddish in color and they also have unevenly shaped thoraxes.
The best ones are placed along carpenter ant trails outdoors to destroy their colonies and prevent these pests from getting indoors. It will only be a matter of time before the worker ants pick up the bait while they’re searching for food. Once they carry it to their nest, the bait will poison all of the ants in their colony. Try looking for bait options that are highly resistant to the elements to make sure that the ants will get to them.
You’ll have to take extra care when you’re handling these toxic chemicals. The best ones will effectively prevent any outdoor ant from getting inside your home. Keep in mind that the only way to treat an infestation is to aim for its source which is the nest and the colony.
If you’re dealing with an indoor carpenter ant infestation, treatment becomes a lot more complicated. For this reason, you’ll need to hire a licensed pest control Jupiter expert to help you fix the problem right away. Call O’Hara Pest Control now to schedule an inspection.