Carpenter Ants

The southern New Jersey climate and environment provide ideal conditions for Carpenter Ants. Statistics show your home is more likely to be damaged by carpenter ants than by fire or storm damage combined.

By calling Ross, you can be assured of professional recommendations and a program for preventing carpenter ants or dealing with current carpenter ant activity. Almost every structure is a potential home for carpenter ants since what they need most is moisture, a food source and a home.

What Conditions Attract Carpenter Ants?

The trees surrounding your property are most likely the original source of your carpenter ant problem. They can travel up to 300 yards from their colony to start a new colony. Cracks in the foundation, plumbing and roofing leaks, broken or ineffective downspouts and gutters, firewood, railroad ties, trees overhanging your home, or landscaping timbers in contact with the soil all can encourage carpenter ant colonization.

How Will Ross Treat My Carpenter Ant Problem?

First, we conduct a very thorough and meticulous inspection of your home and surrounding property to locate the source of the infestation. The original nest is most likely located somewhere outside the home, but satellite nest(s) have invaded your home. After a thorough evaluation of your property, we will recommend a treatment plan tailored to your home’s construction, where the nest is situated and the degree of the infestation.

The Ross State-of-the Art Treatment

Once the source is located, outdoor and indoor treatments are performed to eliminate the colony. There are many treatment methods that Ross uses in our attack on your carpenter ants. They include granular, liquid and gel baits. We like to call our system a “smorgasbord” for the ants to feed on, depending on the time of year and size of infestation.

How can I protect my home from future infestations?

Take advantage of our comprehensive Quarterly Pest Control Program! Unlike other companies, we do not charge separately for carpenter ant control.

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