Carpenter Ants In Your Pennsylvania Home Is Serious Business
June 28, 2016
Carpenter ants have a great and powerful job to keep their colony supplied and well maintained. When you see an ant crawl across your floor, you may not think much about it, but this is a sign that there is a whole colony working and growing on your property. Once the carpenter ant finds a source of food in your home they will communicate this to the rest of their colony, and before you know it, there’s a party of ants in your kitchen. Many people aren’t threatened by seeing an ant in the home, but unbeknownst to them, carpenter ants can do significant damage.
Carpenter ants are foragers, so they are always searching for food. Along the way, they build nests, and these are mostly found in damp wooden areas. Since the ants dwell in these areas, when they are in a wooded part of your home, they will dig throughout the structure to get what they need. They are unlike termites since they don’t eat wood they just make their way through the wood. Once an ant finds a food source they return to the colony to spread the word.
Carpenter ants are often found in the home because of the food they are attracted to. Ants feed on sugar, cheese, meats, vegetables, grease, peanut butter and dead insects. They can also enter your home through very small cracks and spaces which can make keeping these pests away a real challenge. Since ants are attracted to so many different food items that are easily around your home, this also raises a concern for disease transmission. Other than ants being a great annoyance, they can also cause significant damage if not addressed. Since ants forage and make room for nests they are often caught damaging wiring and woodwork. If there are ants in your walls it may take a while to notice that there's an issue. It is always a good idea to investigate an ant infestation because there may be a lot you are not seeing. Ants also have the potential to spread disease, and when they are traveling along your counter top and sneaking into your food, they can contaminate it. This then becomes a health risk for you and your family.
We do not want you or your family to have to deal with any of these issues caused by carpenter ants. At Moyer Pest Control, we understand that protecting your home and family is a top priority. We are proud to offer an array of services that are fitted to your needs and budget for a pest-free home. Ants are amazing insects, but when in the home, they become unwelcome guests. Our home pest control programs eliminate your current pest problems. Our trained professionals know where to find the source of your ant infestation, and also work to prevent new activity to ensure a safe, ant-free home. Contact us at Moyer Pest Control and get the peace of mind that your home is safe and in great hands from day one.