Carpenter Ants, How to Identify if You Have a Problem

Termites Want to Destroy Your Cozy Home... Don't Let Them!
Termites Want to Destroy Your Cozy Home… Don’t Let Them!

Termites aren’t the only pests that can cause structural damage to your home. You also have to worry about carpenter ants. The sooner you stop these pests, the better your chances are of preventing major damage to your home. But how do you know if you need Monmouth County carpenter ant control? Here’s how to tell if you have these pests in your home.

How to Identify Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants differ from the tiny ants you might see in and around your home. Carpenter ants are much bigger. In fact, they’re the biggest ant species in the U.S. They can grow up to half an inch long.

Check for Damage

Carpenter ants got their name from their habit of chewing up wood in order to create tunnels and nests. While they don’t eat wood like termites, they do chomp their way through wood to excavate and extend their tunnels. This can lead to a considerable amount of structural damage to your NJ home.

Watch for little piles of sawdust, which these ants leave behind when they tunnel through wood. Keep in mind that they usually get inside homes through places that have damp wood, such as window frames, door frames, roofs and wall cavities that have water damage.

If you’ve seen carpenter ants in your NJ home, contact Allison Pest Control. We offer dependable Monmouth County carpenter ant control services.