Carpenter Ants Removal Services in Eugene
Carpenter ants are appropriately named for their preference to make their nests in damaged wood that is moist. Most of the time this damaged wood in in the way of rotting stumps or logs. But, occasionally this can mean building their nests in your home or office, especially if the wood in these buildings has been softened by extreme moisture.
Carpenter ants typically will build two different types of nests one known as the parent nest, and one known as the satellite nest. The carpenter ants population will begin building the satellite nest when the parent colony gets to the point of being too small to sustain the colony. It is not unusual for one parent nest to be associated with several satellite nests. For this reason it is important to get in touch with the professionals at A-One Pest Control if you think you might have carpenter ants. The expert team of pest control technicians at A-One have been delivering commercial and residential pest control services for over 30 years. We have the experience and the training to identify the telltale signs that you might have an infestation. We can then pinpoint the source of the infestation and expertly remove the problem.
How Do I Know If I Have Carpenter Ants?
Accurately identifying carpenter ants by physical characteristics can be very difficult if you are not a professional. Their size ranges from 2 to 20mm in length and, while they are typically black, they can also be yellow, red, dark brown, and orange. The first sign that most people notice of a carpenter ant nest is the presence of swarmers, or ants with wings. The colony will produce these ants when the parent nest gets mature and is prepared to make a satellite nest. Another sign of carpenter ants is little piles of wood shavings and pieces of dead ants. On occasion people report hearing a rustling sound as the carpenter ants build their nests.
How Is A Carpenter Ant Infestation Treated?
The first thing that you have to do to treat a carpenter ant infestation is to locate the nest. There are various way to do this, but contacting the professionals at A-One Pest Control is the best way. They will check all moist and damaged wood for signs of nests and, once the nest is located, they will treat it and remove it. It is not likely that a carpenter ant infestation will causing lasting damage to your home, however, the longer the infestation is left untreated the bigger the colony will get and the more damage will be done.
Contacting the professionals at A-One Pest Control is crucial to preserving as much structure as possible. Also, if the infestation is not handled by a professional, the chances of a re-infestation increase.
The experts at A-One Pest Control understand too well how uneasy a carpenter ant infestation can make you. These pests can illicit feelings of your home or business being unclean and getting them taken care of quickly is your number one priority. Our team of highly-trained and experienced pest control technicians have the experience and the tools to handle a wide variety of pest control needs. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and will make sure that your home or business is quickly returned to the comfortable environment that you prefer.