Carpenter Ants Extermination & Removal in Connecticut
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The largest ant found in Connecticut is the Carpenter Ant. Occasionally, other Carpenter Ant species are found with colors including reddish brown or yellow. They vary in size form 1/4″ to 7/16″ and have a pinched waist between the thorax and the abdomen. They live in social colonies that may contain 2000-3000 workers.
Carpenter ants may establish nests in a number of different locations. It is important to realize that these locations can be either inside or outside the structure. Carpenter ants actually construct two different kinds of nests: parent colonies and satellite colonies.
– Parent colonies when mature contain an egg-laying queen, a brood of 2000 or more worker ants.
– Satellite colonies may have a large number of worker ants but no queen, eggs or larvae.
The carpenter ants inside a home may have originated from the parent colony or from one or more satellite nests hidden behind a wall in the kitchen or bathroom, or perhaps from wood dampened by a roof leak in the attic.
Alternatively, ants may be coming from the parent nest outside possibly located in a tree stump, landscaped timber, or a woodpile. Although carpenter ants do not eat wood, they do excavate galleries to provide shelter. As a colony increases the galleries can become extensive enough to cause structural damage, usually in a concentrated location. The key to prevention is to keep the wood isolated from the ground, keeping wooden parts of the building well above ground level.
If you have carpenter ant activity in your house, contact us and we will customize a treatment based upon THE conditions found at your home. Typically, the treatment involves both the interior and exterior of the structure. Our technician will perform an inspection to determine the location of the ant nest. Once the nest is located and treated a protective barrier will be established on the perimeter of the building. This will help prevent future intrusion by ants and other insect pests.
We guarantee our Carpenter Ant treatments will remain effective until the end of the year the treatment was applied. If ants reappear, simply give us a call and we will return and re-treat as needed at no additional cost