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Professional Carpenter Ant Pest Control Tulsa OK

Carpenter ants colonize to ensure the species longevity. The colony consists of a queen, winged and wingless swarmers, workers, and soldiers. Each member has responsibilities that must be fulfilled daily. Carpenter ant workers are responsible for erecting underground tunneling systems and nests, as well as collecting food for the colony. Carpenter ant soldiers, on the other hand, are responsible for security. Every member works together to ensure the best outcome for the queen and her young.

As one of the biggest carpenter ant colony members, the worker grows up to 0.5 (½) inches in length. Carpenter ants have tri-segmented bodies that are connected by joints. The body ranges between dark brown, reddish/brown, and solid black.

What Are The Most Common Signs Of Home Infiltration Of Carpenter Ants?

  • Live Insects – Live worker carpenter ants foraging for food on countertops, floors, garbage bins, and dining tables
  • “Frass” Piles – “Frass” is the byproduct of carpenter ant gnawing. When worker ants erect underground tunneling systems and nests, they oftentimes have to go through decaying wood. Frass “sawdust” piles can be found in areas where carpenter ants gnawed on wood
  • Audible Noise – Colonies of carpenter ant workers gnawing on wood is audible through thin walls
  • Flying Winged SwarmersCarpenter ant swarmers with wings fly over contaminated food surfaces, swooping down periodically to pick up bits to return to the colony

Why Are Carpenter Ants Infesting My Home In Tulsa?

Carpenter ants spend the majority of their time working. Whether it be the worker or wingless swarmer, carpenter ant colony members are almost always working. Carpenter ants infiltrate residential and commercial settings through tiny openings called “access points.” If your home is infested with carpenter ants, it can be contributed to an access point(s).

When carpenter ants infiltrate homes, they generally do it in search of a food supply. These insects ingest just about anything they can get their mandibles on. Whether it be roadkill or homemade cookies, carpenter ants will ingest it if available

Do Carpenter Ants Transmit Disease Following Home Infiltration?

Carpenter ants pick up contaminants and spread them on surfaces utilized for food preparation. They also spread disease by dropping their contaminated fecal matter in the home’s food supply. If one or all members of the household ingest the contaminated food, they will be at risk of foodborne illnesses – salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella.

How Can I Eradicate Carpenter Ants Without Hiring An Exterminator?

It is possible to eliminate a carpenter ant problem with over-the-counter pesticides and adhesive pest traps. However, to fully eradicate a carpenter ant infestation, industrial-grade pesticides are a necessity. Our professional carpenter ant management utilizes industrial-grade pesticides and adhesive traps to eradicate infestations.

Will DIY Pesticide Fully Exterminate A Carpenter Ant Colony?

Do-it-yourself pest control products are low potency formulas not strong enough to eradicate more than a few handfuls of carpenter ants. A carpenter ant colony is split – half inside the home and the other half on the exterior. When the colony is split, the pest control strategy must target both, which is why DIY pest control is rarely effective for carpenter ant infestations.

When Will The Exterminator Perform My Carpenter Ant Inspection?

We need between 24 and 48 hours to process your service request. We permit our customers to set the appointment day to fit their schedule. Do not hesitate to submit your carpenter ant inspection request as soon as they are detected in or around your home.

Do You Treatment Homes With Chemical Pesticides While The Family Is Present?

No, we never initiate chemical-based pesticide treatment until the impacted home is vacant. We request the occupants to vacate the home during the initial consultation. Once the home is vacant, our exterminators will initiate the custom professional carpenter ant control treatment.

We generally start each new carpenter ant infestation case with a thorough visual inspection of the impacted home. Our pest control line is comprised of only brands approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What Can I Do To Stave Off A Repeat Carpenter Ant Infestation?

There are a few things you can do to carpenter ant-proof your home. The first thing is to seal all entry points utilized by the insects to infiltrate your home. We also suggest reaching out to our extermination team in Tulsa for professional assistance.

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