exterminate carpenter antsIn the Boston area, carpenter ants can be one of the most difficult pests to remove from your home. Unlike household ants, carpenter ants are some of the largest ants in the United States. Carpenter ants are typically larger and a dark brown or black color. These ants are attracted to moist and deteriorating wood, which means that the foundation of your house could be easily compromised. If you unknowingly have a carpenter ant infestation, it could be a major inconvenience. The worry of carpenter ants ruining your home shouldn’t be at top of mind every day, but once in your home, they can cause a lot of damage. Having a regular pest inspection is one way to prevent an infestation on your property.

Carpenter ants build their colonies by finding decaying wood, then they are able to penetrate it and create secret pathways. Once they’ve established their entry, they create nests, lay eggs, and expand their colony. While most believe carpenter ants eat wood, they don’t but they will tunnel through your home in search of food in your home. There’s a chance that there could be multiple pathways spanning through the whole foundation of your home, without you even knowing it. It is very hard to see the inner workings of carpenter ants, but there are many things that are noticeable if looking that will you alert you when you have a serious problem. The easiest way to tell if there is a problem, is if you see a lot of wood shavings. The most reliable way to exterminate carpenter ants is to get in touch with a professional.

Stay on top of potential pest control problems by contacting NW Pest Control to set up a free in-home inspection. We offer the best carpenter ant removal service in the Boston area, and we will make sure to find the source of the problem and completely eliminate the issue.