March 20th marks the first day of spring and soon we’ll welcome the warmer weather as well as witness the flowers and trees blooming. Unfortunately we’ll also start to see the emergence of spring time pests like the carpenter ant. One of the most common nuisance insects in Michigan and throughout our service area, the carpenter ant is the most likely pest to invade your home. Rose Pest Solutions understands how annoying these insects can be and offers residential pest control services to eliminate carpenter ant problems, should the need arise this spring.
Carpenter ants are large ants, ranging in color from brown to red to black, that can be found foraging in or around your home and while they are likely to excavate galleries and tunnels in the rotten or decaying wood on your property they are known to establish nests inside of your home and attack the sound wood of the dwelling. Although carpenter ants are found attacking wood they do not rely on wood as a food source. Instead they eat other insects as well as other staples found in nature and rely on meats, sugars, pet food and other common household items when foraging inside. If you are concerned these nuisance and damaging pests have infested your home look for tell-tale signs carpenter ants leave behind such as “Frass” or the small piles of sawdust found outside of carpenter ant nests. Spotting large ants entering your home through eaves, door frames, window frames and along utility lines is another clear sign of a problem.
Carpenter ants are likely to be present in many areas inside and outside of your home including;
• Areas where there is excessive moisture such as around leaking pipes, kitchen & bathroom appliances
• Kitchens and other areas where a food source is present
• In or around wet, rotten or decaying wood
Rose Pest Solutions can help you get rid of carpenter ants this spring. Contact us at the first sign of an infestation for complete carpenter ant control. Our pest control services are an effective measure that you, as a homeowner, can rely on to make sure foraging carpenter ants as well as any nests on your property are eradicated. To find out more about our carpenter ant pest control for homes in Toledo and Fort Wayne as well as throughout Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, please contact us at or click here.