©
(Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
George E. Williams Jr., A.C.E.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SER...
©
• Carpenter ant problems are notorious for being costly and
difficult to solve.
• Carpenter ants often build a large par...
©
• Carpenter ant infestations within a property area have had
as many as 41 functional queens which are defined as
polygy...
©
• Carpenter ant workers live approximately 7yrs while the
queen may live 25yrs.
• Carpenter ants take approximately 60 d...
©
• Carpenter ants use pheromones (odorous produced
compounds) as well as structural guidelines (landmarks, sun,
moon, rai...
©
• We provide an EXTERIOR ONLY treatment!
• We use Termidor®, the #1 ant control product in the U.S.
• This non-repellent...
©
• What is the Eco-Monitor TM-1???
• It is a monitoring tool that detects termites BEFORE they enter your home.
• It is i...
©
• We use Termidor at a .06% rate. The same active ingredient (fipronil)
has been prescribed by vets for over 10yrs. It i...
©
• While our traditional ant programs are considered low-impact and do not
leave a footprint on the environment we do off...
©
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Carpenter ant problems are notorious for being costly and difficult to solve. They often build a large parent or brood nest and then add as many as 20 satellite nests. The main nest requires moisture, so it will either be outside or, if indoors, near a leak or a poorly drained area. Typically the parent nest is in decaying or rotten wood. Often the parent nest is located in a tree or stump, while most indoor nests will be satellites. The ants maintain trails for travelling between the satellite nests and the main nest. Carpenter ant colonies grow slowly in the first 2yrs. Within 3-4yrs the colonies begin to grow rapidly adding several hundred workers per colony. In 4-5yrs the colony begins to swarm further accelerating colony size. View presentation for more interesting facts.

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How to get rid of carpenter ants

  1. 1. © (Camponotus pennsylvanicus) George E. Williams Jr., A.C.E. General Manager - Staff Entomologist ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, INC.
  2. 2. © • Carpenter ant problems are notorious for being costly and difficult to solve. • Carpenter ants often build a large parent or brood nest and then add as many as 20 satellite nests. • The main nest requires moisture, so it will either be outside or, if indoors, near a leak or a poorly drained area. Typically the parent nest is in decaying or rotten wood. • Often the parent nest is located in a tree or stump, while most indoor nests will be satellites. The ants maintain trails for travelling between the satellite nests and the main nest. • Carpenter ant colonies grow slowly in the first 2yrs. Within 3- 4yrs the colonies begin to grow rapidly adding several hundred workers per colony. In 4-5yrs the colony begins to swarm further accelerating colony size.
  3. 3. © • Carpenter ant infestations within a property area have had as many as 41 functional queens which are defined as polygyny. • Swarming occurs when colony size exceeds 2,000 workers. • Carpenter ants nest indoors + outdoors, above ground as well as below. • Carpenter ants do not eat wood, they excavate galleries within the wood and push out frass (sawdust). • Carpenter ants are among the largest ant species in the U.S. however they are polymorphic (varying size) and range from ¼” minor workers (minims) to ½” major workers. Swarmers (winged reproductives) are up to 7/16” in size.
  4. 4. © • Carpenter ant workers live approximately 7yrs while the queen may live 25yrs. • Carpenter ants take approximately 60 days to develop from egg to adult. • Carpenter ant colonies can contain up to 50,000 workers with some studies finding colonies in excess of 100,000 workers. • Carpenter ant brood nests prefer moisture but satellite colonies will take advantage of dry environments. • Workers travel in excess of 100ft in search of food and will eat any sugar or protein based food debris.
  5. 5. © • Carpenter ants use pheromones (odorous produced compounds) as well as structural guidelines (landmarks, sun, moon, railroad ties, cables, walk ways, etc.) to navigate around a structure. • Carpenter ants are social insects which means they all interact with each other. • Satellite & brood nests are all linked together • Ants share food through a process called trophallaxis.
  6. 6. © • We provide an EXTERIOR ONLY treatment! • We use Termidor®, the #1 ant control product in the U.S. • This non-repellent active ingredient (fipronil) uses the ants own social behavior to eliminate them. They do not detect it and thus transfer the product within the colony by contact (lateral transfer) and ingestion (trophallaxis) • We also supplement our treatment with ant granular & gel baits if the infestation size warrants this. Once again trophallaxis helps eliminate the colonies. • Our work is 100% guaranteed for 1yr, if the ants come back, we come back! • We also include installation of Eco-Monitor TM-1® at no additional charge. This is an in-ground termite monitor that detects termites before they enter your home!
  7. 7. © • What is the Eco-Monitor TM-1??? • It is a monitoring tool that detects termites BEFORE they enter your home. • It is include FREE with every EHS carpenter ant program. • Early termite detection can save you thousands of dollars in structural damage repair. Installed & Inspected Damaged & Detected
  8. 8. © • We use Termidor at a .06% rate. The same active ingredient (fipronil) has been prescribed by vets for over 10yrs. It is used on your dogs & cats (Frontline Plus) at a 9.8% concentrate rate. That is 163% time the active ingredient & re-applied on your pet every 30 days! • The product is applied exterior only and less than 2gal of diluted material (1pt of active) is required within one calendar year. • The ant bait (granular + gel) is considered a minimum risk product by the U.S. EPA. Less than 2oz of product is required per treatment. • ALL of our service specialists are licensed applicators and undergo continuous training. • The state requires 12hrs of training per year. Our specialists exceed this requirement by 350%- 500%
  9. 9. © • While our traditional ant programs are considered low-impact and do not leave a footprint on the environment we do offer a certified organic treatment. • The botanical products used in this offering have been classified as minimum risk and exempt by the U.S. EPA. The active ingredients are made from essential plant oils like eugenol, clove oil, rosemary oil, and lemongrass. • These products are ORMI + NOP certified organic.
  10. 10. © YOURYOUR home.home. YOURYOUR children.children. YOURYOUR pets.pets. YOURYOUR property.property.
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