If you see a large ant or two in your home, is it time to look for Ocean County pest control services? These big black ants are known as carpenter ants, and they could mean trouble for your home.
Carpenter ants don’t feed on wood like termites do, but they can still cause a lot of damage to it. These ants are experts at building homes for their colonies inside wood, including wooden structures. They also build homes in telephone poles, dead trees and other outdoor sources of wood. Their tendency to build nests inside homes can lead to tremendous damage when infestations aren’t treated.
Threats to Humans
In addition to causing costly damage to homes, carpenter ants can bite. Their bites don’t usually cause bad reactions, but they can be painful. Carpenter ants typically only bite when they feel threatened.
Carpenter ants can also cause trouble by going after food scraps in homes, which is part of their diet. These ants also eat plant juices, other bugs and fungus. Carpenter ants usually do their foraging during the night, although it’s possible to see them roaming around during the day.
If you have a problem with carpenter ants in your home, contact Allison Pest Control. With our Ocean County pest control services, your home can be free of ants and other pests throughout the year.