Carpenter Ants Should be Taken Seriously

Posted by bmedia on Friday, November 25, 2016

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People often see carpenter ants and think they are “just an ant”.  Any ant larger 1/4 inch is probably a carpenter ant and should be taken seriously. At Wildwoods Pest Control, we can take care of any ant problem. If you are currently dealing with a Carpenter ant infestation and are ready to take the next step, we can help. Learn more about Carpenter ants below.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants get their name because they build their nests in wood. This pest can cause significant damage to your house. There are many types of carpenter ants throughout the U.S. measuring in size from one-quarter inch (about the width of a pencil) for a worker carpenter ant to three-quarters of an inch (about the size of a quarter) for a queen carpenter ant.

Each colony is established by a single, fertilized queen. She starts her nest in a cavity in wood, where she raises her first brood of workers. She feeds them saliva and does not leave the nest or feed herself during this time.

When they are ready, those workers then get the job of gathering food to feed the next generation. Once mature, this first generation of worker ants work to increase the food supply for the colony. The colony population grows very rapidly. A colony can eventually produce 2,000 or more workers.

Stop dealing with Carpenter Ants and call 971-219-6681 today to schedule a free inspection today.

 

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