Carpenter Ant Control For Clifton Park and the Albany NY Region◀ Back To Blog
April 25, 2014
This spring is not uncommon for homeowners in Clifton Park, Saratoga and throughout the Albany NY area to see carpenter ant activity. Thomas Pest Services has received an increase volume in calls for carpenter ants and homeowners need help getting rid of carpenter ants in their kitchen, bathroom and other locations throughout their home. Carpenter ants do venture from their satellite colonies on warmer winter days, they begin to emerge once spring has arrived infested our Clifton Park homes and property.
Carpenter ants are different from termites in their appearance and what they eat. Carpenter ants prefer proteins and sweets, while termites eat wood. While, both carpenter ants and termites are wood destroying insects they can comprise the structural integrity of a home. Carpenter ants are often found in moisture prone areas like, bathtubs, toilets, behind wall voids, around window/door frames, near leaky sinks, dishwashers or leaky pipes.
How can you tell if you have a carpenter ant problem?
If you have carpenter ants at your Clifton Park home, there are a few tell-tale signs:
- Piles of sawdust or “frass” that has been removed fomr their nest.
- Damaged wood.
- Dead or alive carpenter ants, sometimes found in spider webs.
Getting rid of carpenter ants is not an easy task because killing the ants you see will not solve the problem. Thomas Pest Services offers several options when it comes to resolving your carpenter ant problem. Beginning with a thorough inspection, our qualified and knowledgeable staff will be able to devise a carpenter ant treatment around the needs of your property, structure, problem and family. For complete carpenter ant control in Clifton Park and surrounding areas, contact us for a free inspection or at 518.373.2847.