Do I Really Need A Professional Carpenter Ant Treatment?◀ Back To Blog
June 22, 2015
There have been many questions through the ages, questions that have demanded an answer. Questions like, "Are you Sarah Conner?" Let's take care of this one right off the bat. If a giant, muscular android ever asks you, in an emotionless voice, if you are Sarah Conner, you say, "No. No I am not."
Here are more famous questions you should know the answers to. Strap yourself in, keep your arms and hands inside the car at all time, and don't forget to tip your waitress.
"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve?"
Yes. You put your lips together and blow. You can also make a whistle sound with your thumb and middle finger, but don't ask me how that one works.
"Who framed Roger Rabbit?"
It was the butler. No, really. True story. He did it in the library with the lead pipe.
"Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?"
No. I think that was Kevin Bacon.
"Dude, where's my car?"
Dude, you're leaning against it.
"Do I really need a professional carpenter ant treatment?"
Maybe not as famous as the other questions in this list, but it is equally deserving of an answer. Sadly, it is not as easy to answer. You can't simply say, "Yes, you need a professional carpenter ant treatment," because people will just look at you as if you have those ants on your face. You have to have a reason for why you're saying yes. Well, here it is.
Carpenter ants burrow galleries inside wood, which can weaken and warp the structure of your house. Once the studs in your load-bearing walls bend out of shape, there is no getting them back into shape. Doors begin to stick, window won't open right, and gaps start to appear, which allow even more wetness to get into your walls.
When it comes to these wood-chewing invaders, there should be no question. You should never let a carpenter ant problem go untreated. Contact an ant control expert like Thomas Pest Services, and get those ants taken care of. You have too much invested in your home to allow this kind of damage when it can be prevented by a professional.