Carpenter ants are an ant species that are known for damaging the wood. They like to burrow through dead or rotting wood and create tunnel ways or easily traveling from their nests to various sources of protein and sugar.

When left untreated carpenter ant infestation can become quite severe as they spend a great deal of time developing largeness within the inner work some of which structures.

If you have an infestation of carpenter ants you must act fast to control them and their population.

Check the areas outdoors that hold moisture like fences doorframes window frames sheds and gazebos. Indoors check near window frames doorframes under sinks and whenever wood structures have high moisture content present.

You’re looking for signs of carpenter ants like the appearance of big black or red ants 14 trails. Discarded wings or wind carpenter ants will look like small sawdust piles.

To get rid of the ants you need to apply products both indoors and outdoors for total control. There are several products that can be used to get rid of ants. Diatomaceous earth is a natural non-toxic option for treating carpenter ants.

Prevention is key to keeping your home free of these ants. Start by trimming back vegetation away from the property. Remove wood yard debris and woodpiles or rotting wood. 

The next time you see ants take these precautions to heart to avoid an infestation.

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