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Carpenter Ants take a fair bit of persistence and a little work on your behalf to get the ants under control in your home.

Prior to your call to in the pest control technician, ensure that you have a thorough inspection around your outside of your home and garden area.

The Best Carpenter Ant Control:

As carpenter ants are both sugar and protein eaters they are very comfortable while feeding on your home.

The mistake that many people make in identifying the ants is that when they see tell tale signs such as sawdust on the floors and window sills they automatically think that they have a termite problem..

The only way to dismiss this thought is to arrange for an expert in termite inspections.

A1 Pest Control Canberra specialises in this type of work. View our pages on Termite Inspection

You can contact us by calling 0407 065 413 or emailing Bob@a1pestcontrolcanberra.com.au

Ant Baits and Treating Infestations:

Treat the outside of your home with a residual barrier insecticide like Termidor, and clear rubbish and leaves away from the home.

Kill any mature nest you may find (usually in rotting wood) by opening the nest and drenching it with boiling water or with a mixture of water and ant killer.

Structural improvements may be necessary to prevent establishment of indoor carpenter ant colonies.

When you get rid of carpenter ants from your home is simple enough if at first that you can find out where the Carpenter Ants are coming from.

If the colony is large enough, nesting carpenter ants will funnily enough actually make a noise that is similar to crunching a piece of paper.

This can sound disturbingly the same as termites. If unsure, leave it be, because if it really is a termite infestation, you can spread them, causing more problems.

Tracking down the ants nest during the day by the sound is uneventful you may want to try setting up a sugar or honey bait, and follow them back to their nest during the night.

This of course is easy enough if you are persistent with your baits and listening skills you should track them down and when you do locate the nest you have these choice of one or two choices:

First Step:

To get rid of carpenter ants infesting your home, spray liberal amounts of aerosol pesticides into the entrance of the nest and place sweet baits containing boric acid near the nest.

This can be considered a first step, if you think the colony isn’t very large. Usually twenty or so winged ants found in the house during the spring are indicative of an established, but small, colony.

Sweet baits and a simple aerosol spray may be able to take care of the problem, though ants in the nest have been known to survive for several months without feeding, and aerosol sprays may not make it far enough into the nest to guarantee complete ant extermination.

Second Step:

In order to get rid of carpenter ants in your home safely is to drill holes in the wall to penetrate the nest, and then dust and spray with ant killer.

If you notice more than 20 winged ants in your home during the spring, then it’s possible that you have a larger colony established somewhere in your home.

If you want to get rid of carpenter ants the best way to do this is to find their nest, drill holes into the nest, and dust with boric acid or Termidor Ant control, and spray with an aerosol insecticide.

This is a big step for a lot of people because they don’t want to do any damage to their home, and if they’re renting, this may not even be an option.

If you can’t get rid of carpenter ants or you’re not certain you are qualified to do so, you may want to call a professional pest control agency.

Whether your a home or business owner, you should schedule an initial inspection to make sure they can detect the location of the nest, a second to treat the nest, and a third inspection within a month or during the following spring to ensure they have gotten rid of carpenter ants once and for all.

If you rent the property that you are living you should notify your landlord and explain the danger to the structure of you home, which may influence more immediate action.

Help is at hand: Professional Carpenter Ant Control

An experienced pest control professional will thoroughly inspect your home. Having all family members present may help the agent pinpoint the location of the next more easily, so be ready for questions about sightings and recent ant activity.

After the nest is identified and the location is pin pointed the pest control agent will drill holes, and treat the surrounding wood, moving outward from the nest’s location, eventually finishing the job with a residual insecticide spray of the perimeter of your home.

With the number of carpenter ant infestations and the difficulty of getting rid of carpenter ants, it is relatively common to call in a professional to take care of your ant problem this will nip the problem in the bud and takes all the guess work with you doing the job yourself.

Word of CAUTION! Pesticide recommendations in this article are registered for use in Australia only!

The use of some products may not be legal in your state or country. Please check with your local county agent, pest control firm or regulatory official before asking, “How do you get rid of Carpenter Ants?” or using any pesticide mentioned in this publication.

When using pesticide – it is imperative to always read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe use of any pesticides!

Call A1 Pest Control Canberra for all pests on 0407 065 413

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