Michigan Carpenter Ant Exterminator

Premier Exterminator Serving Troy, Livonia MI and Beyond!

What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?

Don’t let ants cause you problems in your home. Most species of carpenter ant are less than 5.5 mm in length, with a heart-shaped abdomen. Carpenter ants’ name derives from their habit of raising their abdomen above their head when disturbed. When disturbed, carpenter ants are known to emit an unpleasant odor.


Where Are Carpenter Ants Found?

Carpenter ants are found both indoors and outdoors. When found outdoors, they nest near moisture, such as under stones and woodpiles or in rotting logs. When found indoors, they nest in damp areas, such as in roofing near leaking skylights or near the foam sheathing underneath siding. Oftentimes, these ants inhabit the areas that carpenter ants or termites have already damaged, as they commonly clean out the debris left from these pests. They are commonly mistaken for termites.

What Attracts Carpenter Ants?

Like carpenter ants, carpenter ants eat honeydew, which can be found in aphids and mealybugs. However, they protect the aphids that produce the honeydew. Like carpenter ants, carpenter also like sweets and meat.

How Do Carpenter Ants Get Into Your Home?

Carpenter ants enter your home through open entryways, but they can also enter your home through the same opening that pipes and wires go through or by walking on shrubs or tree limbs that touch your home. These ants can also make a trail across the ground and enter through broken or missing weather strips or open window screens. Bits of foam on the ground outside of your home is one sign of an carpenter ant infestation, as they nest behind the siding. Sometimes, an carpenter ant infestation is identified by actually visibly seeing these ants marching in a line into your home. You can prevent an carpenter ant infestation by trimming trees and shrubs that touch your home, moving firewood piles away from your home, and caulking openings around utility lines and pipes. However, an carpenter ant nest can be difficult to locate so it’s best that you let a professional pest control company handle this issue. Request your free inspection from Hi-Tech Pest Control and let us get rid of your carpenter ant problem!

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We are so confident in our approach to eliminating bed bugs that we are the only Michigan bed bug company to offer a 6-month warranty on all bed bug extermination services!

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Hi-Tech Pest Control
39111 Six Mile Rd Livonia, MI 48152

Hours of Operation

Monday – Sunday 8:30am to 10:00pm

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