Ants: Tips On Preventing Carpenter Ants

Over time, a carpenter ant infestation can cause serious structural damage to a property.  Use these tips to control ants before they control you.

  • Eliminate sources of moisture or standing water.  Be especially vigilant in protecting crawl spaces, basements and attics.
  • Keep wooden parts of the house and other structures dry by making necessary repairs to roofs, flashing, gutters and downspouts. NOTE: Carpenter ants will not normally infest wood that is sound and has a moisture content less than 15%.
  • Do not allow vegetation to be in contact with the house.
  • Fill any gaps or cracks on the outside of your home with silicone caulk.
  • Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home
  • Inspect wood on your property for signs of an infestation, such as the appearance of small openings on the surface of wood.

If you suspect that you have a carpenter ant infestation, give us a call – we’re here to help.