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Carpenter Ant Extermination

Carpenter ants are harmless to humans. However, their presence often indicates framework, insulation, or water ingress problems. That’s why the extermination of carpenter ants is recommended when their presence is detected in or around homes.

How to recognize carpenter ants ?

There are red and black carpenter ants (both brownish), and the males measure about ten millimetres. The males and future queens have wings. The young queens mate in the spring, then lose their wings. In May, the winged ants leave the nest and fly away.

At this time, therefore, it’s particularly necessary to monitor the processions of workers, which measure from 6 to 13 mm.

What damage can occur if nothing is done ?

Carpenter ants dig tunnels in wood and other materials to lay their larvae and are particularly fond of moist softwoods. Unlike termites, they don’t feed on wood. They also leave signs of their presence everywhere in the form of little piles of sawdust ejected from the tunnels. If the problem at the source of their settlement isn’t found and solved, it may get worse over time.

How to carry out a carpenter ant extermination ?

At Solution Cimex, we use cutting-edge instruments to locate the problem areas where the carpenter ant nests are usually found. Thermal cameras allow us to detect temperature variations in the walls, which are at risk of producing areas of humidity that carpenter ants love. In-wall moisture sensors confirm the presence of damp areas for us. Finally, ultra-sensitive radars allow us—if necessary—to detect the movement of the ants inside the walls.

A carpenter ant exterminator is your undisputed ally when it comes to getting rid of these insects for good and verifying the cause of them.

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