Carpenter ants are destructive pests that can cause a lot of damage in a short period of time. These ants are named for the way they build their nests, which involves excavating wood and forming smooth tunnels inside. Since many residential structures are framed out of wood and include various wood components, the presence of carpenter ants is concerning. While these pests do not eat wood, they tunnel and chew through it in the creation of their nests, which can weaken the structural integrity of a home or impact the safety of a deck, staircase, or other component made out of wood.
A colony can grow to include up to 50,000 worker ants, which means the tunnels will be expansive to allow for such a large group of pests. One of the most common signs of carpenter ants is small openings on wood surfaces in your home or around your property. These ants prefer wood that has been softened by moisture or fungus, as it is easier for them to create tunnels. Carpenter ants can be black or red, or a combination of both shades. If you spot any of these harmful pests on your Apex, North Carolina property, contact us at NC Pest Control to take care of the problem.
We target and treat carpenter ants to restore the safety of your property. Our proven methods of carpenter ant elimination can also reduce the risk of future infestations. In addition to treating carpenter ants, our experienced technicians can eliminate other ant species, such as harvester ants, fire ants, odorous house ants, and little black ants.
At NC Pest Control, we can eliminate carpenter ants from properties in Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Garner, South Raleigh, and Clayton, North Carolina