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Ask a Marblehead Pest Control Company:Carpenter Ants in Basement

prevent ants and learn what you can do to control them from Boz Pest Control.
September 27, 2013

Wood you want these in your home?


Carpenter ants can to a great deal of damage to the structure of your home, putting areas such as beams, studs and door jams at great risk. If you see the signs of an infestation you need to act as quickly as possible.

One of the most effective treatments for this problem is the application of a chemical called Termidor. We apply this to the outside perimeter and baseboards of a home to kill carpenter ants on contact. Inside the home, we apply bait gel. The ants eat this gel and take it back to their nest. When they share it with the rest of the colony, all the ants die.

Here are some steps that you can take to help ensure that you won’t have a problem with carpenter ants in your home:

  1. If you have any wood that has been damaged by water, remove it as soon as you can. Carpenter ants will feed on this wood and can make damage much worse.
  2. Keep any firewood that you are storing well away from your house just in case it has ants.
  3. Make sure that you remove any rotting or damp vegetation from your home immediately.
  4. Find any cracks or crevices in your foundation and have them sealed.

Don’t let carpenter ants do damage to your home. Call Richie the Bug Man today.

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