Carpenter ants, while they may be important to the balance of nature, can be detrimental to a home or business owner. These ants dig galleries in trees, but also structural wood portions of a home. They can cause damage to the woodwork and insulation of a structure.
These ants can cover a large area of a home, so inspecting both inside, outside and the yard is important when trying to eliminate a carpenter ant problem in a home. An exterminator can help you look for a nest, which preserves a colony. If just one nest is
missed, the carpenter ants can potentially rebuild. This is why hiring a professional to do a thorough and complete treatment of a home is important. These ants commonly are found under cabinets, leaky windows, roofs or doors, attics, the dishwasher or around pipes in the home. A liquid treatment can be used to create a barrier that will stop these ants and any future activity from this pest. By minimizing their activity, you are effectively stopping them from penetrating the home and causing any further damage.