Seems like there is an obvious answer to this question; carpenter ants each wood! In fact, they don’t each wood at all. The name ‘carpenter’ is used to describe a builder of things. The unfortunate outcome of this story is that in order to build they must first tear down. Carpenter ants don’t get their […]
Summer is a popular time for building things. When a new home is built, those people doing the building are called carpenters. In this blog, however, the kind of carpenter we’ll be talking about is not the kind you want working on your home. The Carpenter Ant does not construct and build in the manner […]
Carpenter Ant Odorous Ant Pavement Ant Carpenter Ant Carpenter ants get their name from their nest building. They prefer to nest inside decayed, wet wood, and excavate the wood to form tunnels from which to get around. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood, they only tunnel and chew through wood to create nests. […]
Ants often enter your home because they are looking for food or seeking shelter from the storm. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink, food deposits on counter tops, crumbs on the floor, and common household trash provide food sources for ants (and other insects as well). What starts with a few scavengers entering a home can become a major problem if ants establish colonies in walls, lawns, or under home foundations.
Spring’s just around the corner, and that means the ants have begun marching again. Believe it or not, not all ants are a like – even though they might look like it. In our service area, we come across ants all the time. Some of those ants cause more damage than others. Knowing how to […]
Ants are the number one nuisance pest in the Unites States. The total ant population, on the planet, is estimated at one quadrillion (1 followed by 15 zeros). With more than 10,000 species, 700 of which reside in the U.S., it is unlikely that there isn’t at least one ant in your house at any […]
A story broadcast on San Diego’s CBS8 channel recently covered an issue that was causing locals to call their area pest control services. The problem: ant invasions. People in San Diego County have been seeing more and more invasions into their homes this summer and according to a news release published by the Standford News […]