HOW DO YOU FIND A CARPENTER AND ANT NEST?
You may be able to find the nest by following an ant trail to the opening where the nest is located. However, some ants can enter homes through the foundation and then move to the attic to build their nest. The sound of ants in the nest is similar to crinkling cellophane. Many professionals use a moisture meter to pinpoint the nest’s location within the void. You will likely find nests near common construction mistakes, such as a chimney, that encourage leakage over time.
What is the fastest way to get rid of carpenter ants?
Applying insecticide to the nest site (such as the one on Amazon) will give you the best results. However, because it is difficult to locate every satellite nest, slow-acting products like baits may yield faster results. Avoid spraying near baits or other potential sources of insecticides.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO GET RID OF CARPENTER ANTS?
Multiple satellite nests may exist in one house. All of them must be removed, along with the Parent Colony, to end the infestation. The Parent Colony will send another team of workers to exterminate the satellite nest. Carpenter ants live in a network that includes a Parent Colony located almost always outdoors and Satellite Nests. The Satellite Nests are designed to increase the foraging area of the parent nest and to share resources with it. We recommend applying an aerosol or dust directly to any nests found.
The Parent Colonies can be much more challenging to treat as they are often several feet long. This can be done with baits, which should be placed next to the ants’ trails but not across them. The better the results, the closer the baits are to the void opening.
HOW TO KILL CARPENTER ANTS – A PROFESSIONAL SOLUTION FOR A HARMFUL INFESTATION
You might be wondering how ants get into your house. Carpenter ants are the most destructive to your home of all the species, and here are the best ways to get rid of them. All pests, including carpenter beetles, require food, water, shelter, and cover. This insect also needs a source of protein for egg production and larval raising, as well as sugar for their energy. It’s therefore essential to follow cleaning tips and get rid of any food residues that could attract them.
Good housekeeping will keep ants away from your home. Fresh water is important but more challenging to control, and a drop of dew is too much water for an ant. The prevention strategies don’t stop there. MTB’s pest control experts recommend keeping your window and door ideas clean to prevent moisture damage, which can lead to a nesting site for parent colonies. To reduce the chances of carpenter beetles coming to your home, we recommend caulking windows and doors.
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