Carpenter Ants

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Professional Carpenter Ant Pest Control Akron Ohio

The carpenter ant was not deemed “carpenter ant” for nothing. Scientists discovered early on how the insect had the determination to continuously erect tunnels and nests. This is how the insect species became known as the “carpenter ant.” Every member of the carpenter ant colony plays a significant role in the daily operations. Unlike the home occupied by humans, the carpenter ant colony operates more on the line with a farm. The farmer is continuously germinating seeds that transition into important staple food, which is canned and frozen for later use. The farmer’s wife creates handmade items like clothes, curtains, and other accessories needed to run the farm. The children are taught early on to mind their chores While only small chares at this age, they still, play an important role in the daily operations of the farm.

The carpenter ant colony, on the other hand, operates in the same manner as a farm. The queen carpenter ant is continuously reproducing to keep the colony viable, while the swarmers are caring for her young and foraging for food. Worker carpenter ants are continuously erecting, expanding, and maintaining an underground tunneling system and nests. This is a continuous cycle in the life of a carpenter ant colony.

How Are Carpenter Ants Infiltrating My Home?

Before you can determine how the carpenter ants are accessing your home, you must be able to understand why they are doing it. A small colony of carpenter ants, mostly comprised of workers, are infiltrating your home in search of food. Nearly every home in Akron has items lying around that can easily be transitioned from waste to carpenter ant edibles. Tiny granules of sugar, bread crumbs, and sesame seeds are carpenter ant edibles.

Unfortunately, it is impossible for homemakers to keep their living spaces complete free of carpenter ant edibles, which is why every Akron home is on the colony’s radar.

Now, you must consider the carpenter ant’s size, determination, needs, and reasoning behind the home infiltration. First, the adult worker carpenter ant grows up to approximately 0.47 inches (12 millimeters) in length. The queen is the largest member of the colony at 5/8 inches long. At just a little under 0.5 inches, the carpenter ant can infiltrate homes through the tiniest gap, hole, and crevice.

Is There Any Such Thing As A Carpenter Ant-Borne Illness?

Absolutely, medical experts have linked carpenter ants to several medical conditions, all of which are the result of the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Carpenter ant-borne illnesses range from Shigella to salmonella to E. coli. Nine times out of ten, a carpenter ant infiltration is a mission to find new food sources.

If the infiltration is localized to your kitchen, it is likely the insects entered your home through the water and electric supply lines passageway.

What Can I Do To Get Carpenter Ants Out Of My Home Once And For All?

Professional carpenter ant management is key to obtaining and maintaining a pest-free home. We highly recommend our professional pest control for a carpenter ant infestation. Our exterminators can help you determine the best treatment for your specific case.

Our professional carpenter ant control is suitable for commercial and residential establishments. We believe our pricing is fair because it competitive with Ohio’s top extermination companies. If you are concerned about pricing, you should take advantage of our free consultation. To request your free consultation, contact our Akron location.

Should I Try DIY Pest Control Before Calling The Experts?

DIY pest control is suitable for minor carpenter ants infiltration. Once your home is compromised by carpenter ants, you can guarantee, the problem will turn into a full-blown infestation. This is especially true when the carpenter ant infiltration is ignored.

Carpenter ants are overwintering pests, meaning they overwinter (hibernate) during the winter season. Carpenter ants enter the overwintering state before or immediately after winter sets it. During the overwintering process, carpenter ants are in a deep sleep, allowing their bodies to survive on minimal nutrients.

Carpenter ants wake up from overwintering the following spring, generally in the latter part of the season. Immediately after leaving overwintering behind, carpenter ants begin working on their underground tunneling networks, building new nests, and refilling the colonies’ food supply.

How Long Does It Take To Get An Exterminator Dispatched To A Home In Akron?

Our pest control service request takes between 24 and 48 hours in most cases. During the peak carpenter ant season, our service request process can take up to 72 hours. Our customer support is always on standby to ensure the most time-efficient service request response. Do not hesitate to take advantage of our emergency and same-day services, which are ideal for residents who believe their carpenter ant infiltration deserves immediate attention.

Do Professional Pest Control Products Contain Toxic Ingredients?

Conventional pesticides and insecticides do contain chemicals that can be toxic to the environment. However, this only applies to inexperienced and careless applications. Our exterminators are taught early on to heed the manufacturer’s recommendations and the pesticide guidelines of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Our chemical pesticide protocol prohibits administration in homes occupied by humans and/or animals. To learn more reach out to our Akron-based extermination team.

How Can I Protect My Akron Home From A Secondary Carpenter Ant Infiltration?

If you have previously eradicated a carpenter ant colony, chances are, more will return the following spring. To prevent becoming a victim once again, we highly suggest updating your home’s vulnerable pest barriers – door and window frames, thresholds, loose air conditioning duct connections, and weak crawlspace vents.

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