When to Call our Ant Control Pros
Aside from carpenter ants, most species of ants will not cause significant
property damage. But their huge colonies (with as many as millions of inhabitants ) and voracious appetites make them a disruptive, and hard to control,
nuisance. To keep these pests out of your home, do not hesitate to call
our Columbia ant control pros at
Modern Exterminating ASAP. Where there is one ant, there probably aren’t others from
the colony far behind, which is why
these pests often just keep coming and coming.
Why Are Carpenter Ants In My Home?
Carpenter ants are one of the most common pest problems in the United States.
These ants are attracted to moist or decaying wood, which makes them a
problem particularly in homes located in humid climates found in South
Carolina. Carpenter ants excavate wood in order to build their nests,
and this damage can cause structural problems for your home. If you think
you have a carpenter ant problem, it's important to contact a pest control
professional for help. That's where our professionals at
Modern Exterminating comes in! Carpenter ants tend to be the most active during the spring
and summer months. However, these pests can be found in homes year-round.
Top Signs of an Ant Infestation Include:
- Your food is constantly being swarmed by ants
- You’ve noticed an ant colony outside of your property
- You’ve noticed small piles of dirt (that may be ant nests) in/around
- You can hear rustling noises in your walls or see wood shavings on the floor
- There are ant trails in/around your property
- There are visible ants inside your property
What Does an Ant Bite Look Like?
Another sign of an ant infestation is noticing ant bites on your body that
you can't explain with any time spent outdoors. For most people, the reaction
to an ant bite is mild--the bite usually looks like a small pimple, sometimes
with a small amount of pus, redness, swelling, burning and/or itching
surrounding the bite. If you were bitten by a fire ant, the bump may be
worse and include more pus and even more redness and itching.
What to Do About Carpenter Ants in Columbia, SC
The first step in carpenter ant control is a thorough inspection in and
around your structure. You’ll want us to inspect all areas that
are conducive to carpenter ants from the ground level to the roof peak.
These ants are most active at night, which is why sometimes an evening
inspection is necessary to locate a difficult carpenter ant problem. However,
the ultimate key to eliminating carpenter ants is locating the colony.
This is often difficult as carpenter ants usually locate their nests inside
wall or ceiling voids where they are hard to get to.
Where carpenter ants trail into a building is not always where the main
colony is located. Carpenter ants sometimes form satellite colonies where
they enter and exit a structure. Satellite colonies are in between the
main colony and food locations or swarming locations. The ants may enter
at a location and then climb through walls and rafters to where the nest
is really located. After the nest or entrance ways have been determined,
the wall or ceiling void may be drilled and treated to eliminate the entire
colony. It is important to do this quickly, however, as carpenter ants
can cause a ton of damage to your Columbia property if not dealt with
in a timely manner.
Our Ant Exterminators Are Here for You
Modern Exterminating, we are committed to helping you get rid of your ant problem in an affordable
way. That’s why we offer a number of specials to accommodate virtually
any budget. Our Columbia ant control experts also provide complimentary
consultations, so you never have to commit to a service before you are
ready to. Consider signing up for a
service bundle today, and we may be able to better protect your property from ants year-round.
And with over 60 years of experience, you already know that our certified
pest professionals have what it takes to take care of your ant problem,
no matter how big it is.
To request Columbia ant control service or other ant control services, call
(803) 205-2744 now, or just
contact us online.