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Carpenter Ants
Dedham MA


Carpenter Ants Exterminator Dedham MA Ant Pest Control 781-893-2146

Waltham Pest Control provides Dedham MA homeowners with carpenter ant treatment and prevention programs. We have been providing carpenter ant extermination services in Dedham MA for over 30 years and we are committed to helping you solve your pest problem.

If you have a carpenter ant infestation or if you are unsure as to whether you have a carpenter ant problem in your Dedham MA home, call Waltham Pest Control today and we will provide you with a carpenter ant control estimate.

Call Waltham Pest Control today for a free carpenter ant estimate 781-893-2146.

More About Carpenter Ants in Dedham MA

These ants get their name because their nesting home is inside wood. This nesting habit can erode the structural integrity of your home. There are more than fifty species of carpenter ants in the United States and more than 25 of these have been found to nest in wooden structures. The workers forage for distances of up to 300 feet from the nest. They typically enter buildings around door and window frames, eaves, plumbing and utility line penetrations, or shrub and tree branches in contact with the building. Although some workers are active during the day, most activity is from dusk till dawn, with peak activity between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Carpenter Ants are a pest control problem second only to termites in terms of damage. If you suspect you have carpenter ants in your Dedham MA home, Waltham Pest Control can help.

Did you know that a carpenter ant nest can take up to 3-6 years to mature? Although you may see little or no activity during the maturation period they continue to branch off and make satellite nest areas as a survival technique. Because of this unique biology characteristic you may not discover you have a problem until the ants have well infested the structure. Whether you have an infestation problem or experience occasional activity from outdoors, we have a plan that is right for you! If you count the total number of finished rooms in your home we can give you an estimate right over the phone.

Dedham MA Carpenter Ant Identification

Carpenter ants vary in size, measuring between 1/8 - 1/2 inch long with  Queen Ants measuring 1/2 to 3/4 inch long. Depending on the species, these ants may be totally black, combinations of red, orange, yellow and black, or completely red or brown. They can be distinguished from most other large ant species because the top of the thorax is evenly convex and bears no spines. Also the attachment between the thorax and abdomen (pedicel) has but a single flattened segment. Although Carpenter Ants do not have a stinger, larger species can inflict a painful pinch using their jaws (mandibles).

The presence of a carpenter ant nest is sometimes indicated by a rustling sound coming from wall voids or from wood where the colony is located. Sometimes, the emergence of swarmers indoors may be the first indication of an indoor colony. Carpenter ants feed primarily on insect honeydew, plant and fruit juices, insects, and other arthropods. Inside, they will also feed on sweets, eggs, meats and cakes.

Carpenter Ant Treatment in Dedham MA

The first step is for us to determine if the ants are foraging inside or if there are nests inside your Dedham MA home. The best indication of a nest is the presence of sawdust piles containing insect body parts. Another indication is the sound produced as the workers remove wood to expand their nest. Outside our technicians will check around the building for foraging trails, especially in the direction of trees and shrubs. Trails are easiest to locate between sunset and sunrise when the ants are most active.

The second step is to locate any inside nests. Our technician will look for sawdust piles with insect body parts and listen for ant sounds with our listening devices.

The third step is to determine if the inside colony is a parent or satellite colony. This is accomplished through inspection and observation. Once the colony is located we will treat them directly using appropriate insecticides.

Waltham Pest Control also recommends scheduling regular pest control maintenance service in order to make sure the carpenter ants do not return to your Dedham MA home.

Call Waltham Pest Control for a carpenter ant treatment estimate for your Dedham MA home 781-893-2146 or complete our pest control estimate request form

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