Ants can really be a nuisance at homes and at working places. Their nature of intruding human property in large numbers of group causes the real problem. But when people are talking about ant they generally focus on their painful bite and do not associate them with the damage of property. People always think about termite when talking about damage to the woods but there is certain type of ants which just like termites attack wooden materials for their survival and they are known as carpenter ants.
Carpenter ants are comparatively larger ants than their counterparts and as their name suggest they like chewing through woods. They have a large black colored body which is easily recognizable. The basic difference between a termite and the carpenter ant is that the termites attack wood for food but carpenter ants do not eat food. In fact carpenter ants attack woods to make their nesting sites only. Termites leave moist soil where they burrow but carpenter ants leave saw dust behind where they burrow.
Carpenter ants do not create any health hazards directly but because of their nature to chew through woods to build their nesting sites are harmful to the property. These ants can be devastating to homes, apartments and businesses because of their excavating habits. These ants generally enter the homes through firewood, cracks in the wall, holes in the exterior wall, windows etc. They infest the home in search of food and water from the debris, kitchen sinks and bathrooms.
How easy is it to tackle?
Fighting against the infestation of carpenter ants is not an easy task. They can spread to create new nests at a very high pace. Even if one nest is left they can easily multiply in numbers and create new colonies. Taking some steps by yourself to control the ants may be helpful to a certain extend but not as effective as a professional help.
Our company Star Al Madina is a well-known pest control service company that provides professional help to eliminate carpenter ant infestation in your homes and properties. Our experts exactly know what to do when it comes to handling carpenter ants. Our services are available in all the cities of UAE such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Fujjarirah.
There are few things people can do by themselves to control the carpenter ant infestation in their homes and properties:
- It is a good idea to conduct routine inspection for frass in and around your property.
- It is not a good idea to store woods inside the house for more than two days.
- People should also know what a carpenter ant looks like. It is better to act as soon as possible when they are seen in your property. The infestation may become harder to get rid of with the time passing.
With these few prevention methods people can protect their homes from carpenter ants to a certain extent but it is always a good idea to take professional help to get rid of the ant infestation. Pest control is not just about getting rid of the pests but doing in environment friendly way. Untrained people may use pesticides haphazardly and ineffectively which can affect the overall health of people. Knowing what to use, when to use, how to use and how much to use for pest control is very important. Without this knowledge use of pesticides can cause more harm than good to the user. Our company is dedicated to create a pest free environment for our clients so they can enjoy great quality of healthy life.