You probably don’t think about the critters crawling around in your backyard very often. Without proper protection bugs like carpenter ants can inflict serious damage to your property and home. Staying pest free this summer begins with taking action and being mindful. Richie The Bug Man at Boz Pest Control has all the safety tips, information, and services you need to stay free of carpenter ants in Beverly all summer long.
Boz Pest Control wants you to be prepared this summer. They encourage you to know what to look for and when to call for help. Here are a few tips to help you avoid a carpenter ant infestation:
Patch any openings in your home’s foundation. Carpenter ants don’t need to be living in your home to have access to it. They can enter through any crack or hole in your home’s foundation. However if the bugs decide to build a nest in your home they will burrow into any wood structure such as doors, ceiling beams, or windowsills. Sealing off potential entrances is a great way to prevent a carpenter ant infestation.
Remove damp or rotting wood. Carpenter ants prefer to build their nests in damp wood. If you notice carpenter ants in or around your home, they are most likely nesting in a nearby wooded area. Make sure there is no satellite nest comprised of rotting wood on your property. If the problem persists, call a professional right away.
Store food properly. Besides looking for a place to nest, carpenter ants are always on the hunt for food. They are attracted to sugary foods, starches, and other crumbs that may be scattered around your home. Keep the ants uninterested in your home by storing food properly and cleaning up food messes. If there’s no bait, the bugs are likely to leave you alone.
At the first sighting of carpenter ants in your home or on your property, you should contact a professional, like those at Boz Pest Control. They can locate the nest and eliminate the pests from your area right away.
Don’t let pests get in the way of your summer fun. Call Boz Pest Control!