Carpenter ants are the largest ants among all the species in the United States. These dark black ants vary in size from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch long. Similar to other ants, they live as colonies with one queen, and many workers. Unfortunately, if carpenter ants infest your home, extensive damage can occur. Make your first call be to Raven Termite and Pest Control when you need exterminators in Montgomery County. Our pros inspect your home to determine the extent of the problem. Read on to learn more.

Learn More About Carpenter Ants

Moist, damp wood around your home or property attracts carpenter ants. Their colonies contain thousands of ants and, if not controlled, this number may increase to as many as 50,000. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, but they chew it and push it out making room for their nests. You may notice  small piles of sawdust underneath the holes leading to their tunnels. Carpenter ants can inflict a painful bite, but they are mostly harmless to humans.

Preventing carpenter ants from getting inside your home should be a top priority. First, trim shrubs and keep plant growth away from the outer walls of your home. Next, inspect the roof and plumbing for leaks. Check the perimeter of your house to find possible entry points for ants. If you find openings, seal them right away.

Carpenter ants are notoriously difficult for homeowners to track and eliminate. For this reason, reaching out to a professional exterminator remains the best option to get rid of ants and keep damage to a minimum.

Raven Termite and Pest Control: Exterminators in Montgomery County

Raven Termite and Pest Control is your top choice when you need exterminators in Montgomery County. Affiliated with the National Pest Management Association we treat area homes and businesses for insects, rodents and wildlife pests. Count on us to do a thorough job and keep you informed throughout the process. We offer one-time treatments as well as monthly, quarterly and same-day services  Click here to contact us.