Like many wood-destroying pests, carpenter ants can present a huge problem to Georgia homeowners. Their preference towards moist or rotting wood fits naturally with our high humidity and frequent rainy spells. Though they don’t eat the wood they inhabit, carpenter ants can still cause extensive damage and provide a stubborn resistance to removal that requires the firm hand of our Atlanta exterminators.
Discovering that you have carpenter ants takes a member of the North Fulton Pest Solutions team just a quick inspection of your home. Here is some of the information we keep in mind when looking for a nest.
Types of Nests
Carpenter ants will make two different kinds of nests. Parent colonies are egg-laying nests, which contain a queen, workers and countless eggs/broods. Satellite colonies are an extension of parent colonies and they contain workers, mature larvae and pupae. Each of these nest types can cause you a major Atlanta pest control issue.
Where Nests Can Be Found
Carpenter ants are more than happy to establish their nests indoors or outdoors. Their favorite place to build a nest is within moist or rotten wood, like hardwood trees or the wood within your home. They only require consistent temperature and humidity, so they will, on occasion, nest in non-wooden locations.
Our Roswell pest control team will determine likely locations, then we will begin investigating for the damage that accompanies a carpenter ant infestation.
We may choose to tap into wood surfaces to discover hollow, damaged areas or use other probing investigative methods. We strongly recommend having a professional from the North Fulton Pest Solutions team perform an inspection if you suspect carpenter ants, as they can be very difficult to find.
Once we’ve discovered a nest, we go straight to work, using the latest proven methods to eradicate the colony from within. This is often a customized solution designed to fit with the demands of the infestation and with your home’s particular needs.