Guide to Treat & Get Rid of Carpenter Ants from ePestSolutions
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ePestSolutions provides guidance for how to use variety of pest control and ant control products and kits to get rid of carpenter ants.......

ePestSolutions provides guidance for how to use variety of pest control and ant control products and kits to get rid of carpenter ants. http://www.epestsolutions.com/carpenter-ant-control-products.html

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  • 1. Call 1-888-523-7378Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant: Biology and Treatment http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 2. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant General Information • Live in colonies • Live primarily in wood • Presence may be indicative of underlying problems • Proper identification makes control that much easier http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Insecticide Treatment • Direct access to the source may be needed, which may include drilling into: • Window/door sills • Baseboards • Wall voids http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Insecticide Treatment • There are many insecticides that can be used • Premise foam is easily applied to affected areas • Dusts such as Drione, Delta Dust, and Eco Dust works as well, as the dust spreads from one ant to another via contact http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Insecticide Treatment • Preserving exposed wood is possible with application of such products as: Bora-care, Timbor, Borrada D, and Borrada LP • Baits are also effective, as ants bring the food back to the nest. Example products include: Advance Carpenter Ant Bait, Niban, and Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait. http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Identification • Large, black ants (among the largest in the U.S.) • Minor workers – ¼ in. Major workers – ½ in. • 7/16 in. for winged reproductive • 9/16 in. for flightless queen http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Differentiating between termites and ants Ants: • Small, constricted waists • Wings of unequal length • Antennae bent at right angles Termites: • Not narrowed at middle • Wings of equal length • Antennae straight, not bent http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Diet • Omnivorous: feed on both plant and animal matter • Includes both natural sources, as well as human food items as well • Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not digest the wood they live within • Foraging takes place in the night hours http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Nesting sites • Make nests in dead wood; the easier to enter the better • Wet, damp wood is a high possibility of nest site • May stake claim to abandoned termite nests http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Typical locations include: • Wood affected by water (such as from leaky pipes) • Wood in contact with soil • Areas of condensation or poor ventilation • Voids under bathtubs • Hollow doors and ceiling beams • Voids above windows, doors and bay windows http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Management – Inspection • Carefully examine and inspect the structure • Check outside sources as well; dead wood and sometimes even living trees • Carpenter ants travel far (100 yards) to find food sources • It is possible to find other wood infesting pests along with your inspection for carpenter ants http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Prevention • Fix or replace wet or decaying wood, these are prime nest locations • Plumbing should be repaired immediately as leaks may damage wood • Make sure there is proper clearance between soil and structural wood • Provide good ventilation under the house and in the attic • Drain water away from the structure http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Call 1-888-523-7378 Carpenter Ant Prevention • Drain water away from the structure • Remove stumps, logs and wood debris near the house • Firewood should be kept at a large distance from the home • Any shrubbery or trees touching the structure should be trimmed back • Remove or treat with insecticides any carpenter ant colonies within 100 feet of the house • Keep exposed wood in good condition http://www.epestsolutions.com/© 2012 ePestSolutions. All rights reserved.