How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants (4 Simple Steps)

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The Carpenter Ant is a wood destroying ant species that can cause damage to

your home or business. Like termites, carpenter ants will destroy any soft or

damaged wood in or around your structure. Unlike termites they don't consume the

wood but bore through it to create tunnels for easy travel from the nest to

food sources. First, it's important to identify the carpenter ant. The carpenter

ant is one of the largest ant species in the United States, typically between 1/4

to 3/4 of an inch long. They can range in color, but a good tell is the number of

their body segments; ants have three segments where termites only have two.

Next, inspect your property for signs of carpenter ant activity. Check woody areas

that hold moisture, such as around windows, door frames, plumbing under

kitchen and bathroom sinks, wooden structures, and any collections of wet or

dead wood. You're looking for Frass which is wood debris found near tunnels, any

damaged wood that will have smooth galleries and openings, or any ant trails

and activity. You can also listen for clicking or rustling noises in your

walls. It might sound something like this: SOFT RUSTLING...

once you've confirmed carpenter ant activity, it's time for chemical control

start inside with a bait like Ficam. This is a granular bait that can be used

with a duster for easy application. Apply Ficam near sinks or drains, around

appliances, along walls, or around bathroom fixtures. Next, apply FiPro

aerosol foam to any cracks, crevices, and wall voids. This is a non-repellent foam

so the ants will unknowingly come into contact with it, return to the colony and

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