DATE POSTED: September 23, 2019
While there are numerous ant species, homeowners in South Portland, ME want to avoid getting carpenter ants because they can cause severe structural damage to your home. Do you know what a carpenter ant looks like?
Carpenter ants are bigger than other ants you may find crawling around your home or property. They can range in length from 1/4 to 1/2 an inch. Carpenter ants have a single node at…
DATE POSTED: May 24, 2018
Here in Maine, we don’t really have to worry about termites. This is great, but it doesn’t mean we are “out of the woods.” Unfortunately, we do have carpenter ants, which are also wood-destroying pests. These ants can actually cause just as much damage as termites. The only difference is that unlike termites, carpenter ants do not feed on the wood. They use the wood to create their nests…
DATE POSTED: April 18, 2018
Sometimes in life, you think you can ignore the little things, and then those little things become big things. The check engine light is on in your car for the 10th time and you come to be familiar with it and leave it, ignoring it entirely. Sure it could be nothing, but it could also be a sign that something major is about to happen and next thing you know, what could have been a cheap part is…
DATE POSTED: December 21, 2017
Just because it’s getting colder outside doesn’t mean all of the ants are dying off. They’re just looking for a place to hide and to make new homes for the winter! Carpenter ants are very resilient and expert survivors. They have been known to build satellite colonies in the comfort of our foundations as the weather cools. These satellite colonies are temporary homes for the carpenters to…
DATE POSTED: July 14, 2017
If you need some help avoiding carpenter ants this year and every year, you will need some tips to make your home less attractive to them. They are just seeking food, water, and shelter for their colonies, but carpenter ants can wreak havoc in your home. Finding their satellite and remote colonies can be extremely difficult.
DATE POSTED: April 26, 2017
The most destructive pests in Maine are not the infamous termite that you can find in other states. Here in Maine, the carpenter ant can cause just as much damage to a home and property and they are a huge problem in the South Portland area. These pests will need to be dealt with before they can cause a lot of damage and to avoid repair costs associated with those damages.