People sometimes think a carpenter ant is a termite. However, the carpenter ant is not a termite and can cause some serious damage to your home. If you see these ants during the season, it might not be a problem, but if you see them all the time, chances are you have an infestation. If an infestation has occurred, a pest control company should be used to find the nests and eliminate the ants before they do irreversible damage. If you find winged carpenter ants in your home, chances are the infestation is over three years old. Proper pest control is needed right away.
Carpenter ant infestations do not require just fumigating the home. You have to find the nest. Exterminators inspect homes and know what to look for when there is an infestation. After finding the ants, a pest management plan is used to eliminate the carpenter ants and keep them from re-infesting the home. If you are unsure what to look for or what a carpenter ant and a termite look like, you need to call a professional exterminator to inspect and identify the insect. If you think you have termites and use the wrong pesticide, you will not eliminate the carpenter ant.
In some cases, if you use the wrong pesticide on the wrong pest, they can develop a resistance to the right pesticide that is meant to eliminate them. It is always better to have a professional exterminator identify the insect and decide the proper way to dispose of the problem. Pests in the home can be aggravating, but an experienced and licensed exterminator can successfully eliminate the pest and keep your home free from future infestations. Eliminating the carpenter ant may be easy, but it is the pest management plan that will keep the home free from all unwanted pests.