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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you treat inside and outside to get rid of carpenter ants?

Exterior treatments are important to help prevent carpenter ants from entering homes.  Interior treatments may in incorporated in the event colonies have already be established inside the home. Carpenter ants move into hollow spaces in the home for harborage.  Carpenter ants have been found in walls around windows, and inside doors, among other places in the home. Uncontrolled, carpenter ants may cause significant damage to structures.

Do you use any “green” pesticides to control Carpenter ants?

Yes, we have green products that can be used to control carpenter ants the problem.

What chemicals do you use to control carpenter ants?  Are they toxic?

All the control products we use carry a “Caution” label making our products the lowest in toxicity.  Materials are applied in a precision manner to control pests and minimizing any human exposure.  The materials allow the carpenter ant workers to carry material back to their colony to transpose to others resulting in colony elimination.  We also have a line of “Green” Products for control as well.

How do I eliminate bedbugs from my home?

Bedbugs are cryptic and nocturnal.  That means they like to hide and feed only late at night.  (Typically between 4-6AM.)  The reason a treatment is so comprehensive is because females reproduce through a process called, “tramatic insemination”.  This means the male must pierce the exterior shell of the female in order to impregnate the female. After the female is mated, the female migrates away from where the insects are aggregating in order to deposit eggs. which they glue into place.  Eggs may be deposited several feet from where the rest of the activity is located, such as, behind pictures, adjacent furniture, and setc. This is the reason professionally trained personnel are required to achieve bedbug elimination.

Will carpenter ants damage my home?

Carpenter ants excavate in wood. They do not consume wood.  Uncontrolled, these colonies can cause substantial damage to homes resulting in large repairs. The tunnels they create are clean cut, free of debris, and have a sanded appearance. The longer carpenter ants go unnoticed the longer they can be creating damage in your home or business. Carpenter ants produce “Frass” which are wood shavings they expel from the wood that is being tunneled through.  Sometimes you may see this material however, if frass is being expelled into a wall void this material may not be readily seen.

Why do carpenter ants come into my home?

Carpenter ants move into hollow spaces in the home for harborage.  Carpenter ants have been found in walls around windows, and inside doors, among other places in the home. Uncontrolled, carpenter ants may cause significant damage to structures. Carpenter ants prefer to excavate in water softened.  “Punky” wood is preferred because it is soft and easier to excavate.

What attracts carpenter ants to my home?

Carpenter ants move into hollow spaces in the home for harborage.  Carpenter ants have been found in walls around windows, and inside doors, among other places in the home. Uncontrolled, carpenter ants may cause significant damage to structures.

Carpenter ants prefer to excavate in water softened.  “Punky” wood is preferred because it is soft and easier to excavate.

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