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Carpenter Ant Removal: What Not to Do

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Carpenter ants love damp, dead wood. They can burrow tunnels through wood, causing structural issues for the building. Homeowners and business owners are often concerned about what they should do for carpenter ant removal. It is just as important to know what you should not do for the best carpenter ant removal results.

Carpenter Ant Removal: What Not to Do

What NOT to do:

  • Don’t get confused by termites and carpenter ants. They both can cause similar damage but depending on the bug, different treatments will be used. So, make sure you haven’t mistaken a termite for a carpenter ant. A professional can help you correctly identify the bugs, so you can receive the right treatment.
  • Don’t ignore the signs of carpenter ant presence. The longer carpenter ants go untreated the more damage they will cause. If left untreated they can significantly damage the structural integrity of a building.
  • Not taking precautions to prevent the return of carpenter ants is a big no-no. After carpenter and removal, it is important to do some steps to prevent their return.
    • Trim trees and bushes near the building
    • Seal off cracks in doors and windows
    • Place all food in air-tight containers
    • Clean up food and crumbs as soon as possible
  • Don’t rely solely on DIY carpenter ant removal tricks. These tricks may get rid of the few ants that you see in your home, but it is extremely unlikely that they will kill the entire colony.

Not calling a professional carpenter ant removal company is the biggest mistake homeowners will make. If you want the job done right and for preventative measures be made to stop future pest control problems, then give us a call at Downs Pest Control & Property Maintenance.