Seattle homeowner discovers Carpenter Ants:
As a,rule most home or business owners don’t think about being hit with one
of the most dreaded ant species. The pesky pests are called Carpenter Ants.
But it’s inevitable where there will come a time when the big black ants
make a grand entrance. The question is will the average person be able to
identify the unwanted pest. Homes and businesses alike are prime targets
for this type of ant infestation. A Seattle homeowner came home to this
exact problem. The owner knew to get the bug identified as soon as
possible. One of the neighbors had just had a carpenter ant infestation
taken care of. The owner remembered the pest control service used by the
neighbor. So a picture was emailed to AMPM Exterminators for a technician
to verify the owners identification being Carpenter Ants.
Carpenter Ants flying around the patio:
The homeowner was relieved to pull into the garage after a long day at
work. Ready for a cool one but what dive bomber just flew by. Just then he
heard the screeching wife yelling what was that. The dreaded guess was
there were more of the same in the home. The children had forgotten to shut
the screen door. The husband was able to get a picture which was emailed to
AMPM Exterminators for positive identification. Irritated and stressed
thinking just have to get rid of the ants as soon as possible.
Description of a Carpenter ant:
For the most part not everyone can automatically identify the pests.
Carpenter ant Queens are about 3/4 inch and Workers from from 1/4-1/2 inch.
Winged Carpenter are the dive bombers that fly to establish new colonies.
Several different colored carpenter ants found in the State of Washington.
The Carpenter Ants can be a combination of red and black or all over black.
Seattle’s most common type has reddish legs and the rest black. Carpenter
ants do not eat wood. The carpenter ants enlarge the nests by tunneling
into the wood. Carpenter Ants are on the rise in Greater Seattle area. Pest
control to the rescue.
Carpenter Ants can bite but not fatal:
When Carpenter ants are disturbed it will bite in self defense. The ants
bite can break the skin and create a great deal of pain. Carpenter ants do
have a chemical formic acid spray. Which means the spray will transfer onto
the bite wound. The Carpenter Ants use this weapon to fight off other kinds
of ants and insects. People have been known to run away from the ants.
Carpenter Ants are a big headache:
A Carpenter Ant infestation is definitely a homeowners worst nightmare The
pests cause a lot of damage to homes and structures. A carpenter ant is a
natural planing tool that smooths wood. Chews like a tool called planer.
The pests’ complex life cycle and nesting habits are a huge threat to homes
and buildings. The best decision was to contact a professional pest
exterminator to get rid of the Carpenter Ants.
Exactly where can Carpenter Ants be found:
An investigation needed to be done to find the problem and the AMPM
Exterminators pest control technician could draw up a work plan to
exterminate the main colonies. Main colonies are likely to be found
outside. But also in many other areas. Carpenter Ants can be found in
walls, ceilings, outdoor siding and in piles of wood. Also near downspouts,
gutters, within floors and insulation. The professional carpenter ant
infestation expert arrived from AMPM Exterminator and the search was on.
The prevention tips provided by the technician were taken seriously by the
homeowner. A follow up visit was booked along with a recurring monthly
service. AMPM Exterminators was the ticket.
Professional pest control company with exterminators for Carpenter Ants,
bed bugs, little black sugar ants, rat and mice control,birds,beetles,
moths, flies, termites, wasps,yellowjackets and hornets and much more. AMPM
Exterminators pest control takes pride in family and pet friendly effective
pest control in King County areas of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland,
Renton, Everett, Bothell and Issaquah and many many other cities. All
services are available for residences and apartments. Also for Commercial
Businesses such as hotels, restaurants, schools and industrial
establishments including warehouses and grocery stores. Attic and
Crawlspace/Attic Rodent Restoration services are available. Call AMPM
Exterminators for answers to questions about costs and product usage. It
is much easier, faster and cheaper to get rid of any pest by using a
professional carpenter ants control service. Every home is different and if any repair costs are provided the cost may vary. After years of experienced inspections this
client deserved customized solutions for the Carpenter Ant Infestation.
Which AMPM Exterminators did with great success.