DATE POSTED: March 8, 2017
This is going to be quite a spring. That mild winter we just had is going to make spring pests more abundant. One pest we expect to hear quite a bit about is the carpenter ant. Here are a few things you should know about these little wood biters.
DATE POSTED: June 30, 2016
Living in the Northeast, we tend to have more months in the year that are cold rather than warm. For some people this is a joy; for others it’s a long countdown to wait to see the groundhog in February. This cold weather tends to draw in unwanted pests that are seeking food and warmth. Ants are one of the most common pests to enter into your home. If you have spent any time at all living or…
DATE POSTED: November 23, 2015
If you've been living under a rock (pun intended) you may not know what a carpenter ant is. So let me tell you. A carpenter ant is about ⅛ to ½ an inch long, depending on the species. They can be all black, all red, or a combination of those two colors.
DATE POSTED: October 16, 2015
Google is not the only place that is seeing high traffic from carpenter ants. Here in the Northeast we are still seeing very high incidences involving carpenter ants in and around homes and businesses. The good news is that the typical ‘busy season’ for these destructive little black ants is early spring through early October. This means that, for the most part, they should become less…
DATE POSTED: January 26, 2015
Yep. Don't think that just because your nostril hairs freeze every time you walk out into the winter chill that your home is safe from carpenter ants. Ants come back every year, no matter how much snow you get. That means they know how to hide from the winter chill. One of the places they hide is inside your house. Yep. They could already be inside. Here is what you need to know about carpenter…
DATE POSTED: July 14, 2014
As a homeowner, it is likely that you will see ants in your home at one point or another. While an ant may just appear to be an "ant" on the surface, there are different species of ants. Most ants are just a nuisance but their are some that can cause extensive damage to the wood of your home. The carpenter ant is a fairly large ant that, unlike other common ants, excavate wood to make room for…