Ants normally create a colony within weak wood or near mold. Ants look for these areas specifically because it makes it easier to build the colony, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t go after dry wood either. Carpenter ants will find any little opening to make a refuge of your home; windows, cracks around doors, plumbing or electrical openings in a home. Carpenter ants could also utilize trees nearby your home to invade. All they need is a small opening, and their in.
Carpenter ants normally build their colonies outside in areas abundant in wood. This could include unused firewood, fences, tree stumps, and other wooded structures no always used. All ant colonies have a queen, her eggs, and the young carpenter ants. This means that they will need more space for their ever growing colony. They will build secondary nests for worker ants, and the larvae. However, this could take several years before the ants begin to build secondary nests.
IDENTIFYING CARPENTER ANTS
Most ants come in colors of red, brown, or black. Some ants have wings, and will usually come out in August. Sometimes ants will be a solid color or even contain all three colors. They come in all different sizes between a half-inch long and five-eighths of an inch.
WHY CALL ON OUR EXTERMINATORS
Carpenter ants can swarm and become a bother to a home and it’s structure. It is always best to call a pest control professional to take care of them for you. When you call Wesley Chapel Pest Control Pros, we will look for the main nest along with the queen and use our knowledge of ants and which products would be most effective against these creatures. Instead of wasting your money on DIY projects that are never guaranteed to work, call a trusted source who can give you a permanent solution to your pest problem. We will give you a thorough pest inspection to ensure that we can treat your home with the utmost care. Wesley Chapel Pest Control Pros will give you the results you’re looking for.
It's no wonder fire ants love Wesley Chapel with it's sunny, warm environment fire ants thrive here. Living in mounds that house at least one queen and several hundred thousand worker ants, red imported fire ants have made themselves right at home here in Wesley Chapel. Chances are if your neighbors have fire ants, you have fire ants, as colonies love to expand and take up as much real estate as they can. Because of the sheer size of fire ant colonies, they are extremely difficult to control. Often having several queens, and up to 500,000 worker ants a colony can continue to grow even if you are able to kill a queen. Fire ants are very aggressive, they will attack anyone or anything that comes near their colony. Fire ants are not only dangerous to humans, but your pets are at risk of getting stung as well. A lot of people think fire ants bite, they do, but only to hold on to their victim whilest they sting them with their stinger. They actually inject their victim with the venom through a stinger on their backside. If you've ever been strung by a fire ant or multiple fire ants, you know exactly why they are called Fire Ants! The burning sensation from just one fire ant bite is no joke! The intense burning and itching is sure to cause great discomfort. Always pay attention to where you are walking or sitting for that matter. The best way to ensure your Wesley Chapel yard is free of fire ants is to call your local pest control company, Wesley Chapel Pest Control Pros at 813-305-0505 for a pest inspection.