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What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Carpenter Ants

Posted May 26, 2016

Preventing Carpenter Ants with Crawl Space Cleaning

The summer is just around the corner and now is a great time to schedule a crawl space inspection and cleaning. During the warm summer months, many homeowners find that pests, like carpenter ants, enter the home through the insulation, crawl space, and other vulnerable areas. By working with insulation contractors in Seattle and Tacoma, WA, you can clean your crawl space and make sure that your home is free from pests like carpenter ants. If, during our crawl space cleaning services, we find a carpenter ant infestation, we will immediately refer you to a local pest company.

Carpenter ants can be annoying pests, but they can also cause damage. Here’s what you need to know about carpenter ants, should we find them during your crawl space inspection:

Identifying Carpenter Ants

There are several ways to identify a carpenter ant colony. For example, you may notice swarming brown ants that are able to fly. In addition, you may also see large black or brown ants entering or exiting your home. Finally, you may hear strange rustling sounds coming from behind your walls.

With our crawl space insulation services, you can prevent these pesky bugs from getting in your house (or returning, once a pest company has eradicated any colonies). With our referred pest company, you can get rid of the existing nests that we find quickly.

Carpenter Ant Behavior

Once a carpenter ant colony takes up residence in your home, you will need to act fast to prevent an infestation. Typically, a carpenter ant colony will have separate locations for feeding and nesting. The areas surrounding the nesting areas of the carpenter ant colony may show signs of holes, and may also be littered with tiny wood shavings. These wood shavings are created when carpenter ants chew through wood in order to create passageways and tunnels between their feeding and nesting areas.

This is often our first sign of trouble and we will immediately let the homeowners know when we find a carpenter ant colony in their crawl space. Once you have the pest problem fixed, we can come back in to seal your crawl space to prevent future problems.

Eliminating a Carpenter Ant Problem

While we are not a pest control company, we do know the risks that carpenter ants pose to our customers. This is why our crawl space insulation and cleaning services are designed to locate problems and to notify the property owners. That way, you can have a pest-free, moisture-controlled, secure crawl space environment.
Call Crawl Space Cleaning Pros today if you want to schedule a crawl space cleaning today! Dial (866) 673-9626 to reach us.