Carpenter ants are content living in wall voids and after a few years they will start creating their homes by excavating and carving galleries in the usually in headers and footers that support the windows and outer doors or sinks, bath traps and hollow spaces. While working and building their homes you might hear sounds like paper crumbling. The outer walls contain moisture and carpenter ants are attracted to moisture. Carpenter ants will feed on insect honeydew, living and dead insects, meat, grease, and anything sweet, they will eat just about anything humans eat. Workers will forage a long distance from their nest for food. Carpenter ants do eat wood but they will tunnel through wood and make it more susceptible to water damage. There will be at least 4000 ants in one colony and it is important to keep them from spreading through decks, roofs, bay window, windows, doors, and trees. Carpenter ants will build satelite nests throughout the home and sightings may be very disturbing in moisture collecting areas like kitchens and baths.


Signs that you have carpenter ants are the noise that you will hear when they are tunneling through wood, and sawdust material on window sills, floors, and shelves. Once the sightings start it’s time to call the professionals, it is important to remove this wood destroying pest from your home.


The cost for carpenter ant treatment will cost approximately $250 depending on how long and where the activity is. HI-TECH PEST CONTROL has a program that will work when others have failed. Call us today and live pest free tomorrow! (248) 569-8001.