Getting rid of carpenter ants inside your house or around your house is a must because carpenter ants can damage any wood more than the what termites can do especially when carpenter ants are into their nest-building stage.
The task becomes more difficult when carpenter ants are left to populate and grow more nests. In some cases, they become uncontrollable and at its worst stage, the number of carpenter ants can incredibly go high.
How to get rid of carpenter ants
Getting rid of carpenter ants effectively means that the homeowner makes sure that he terminates ant habitat in his dwelling.
Use of pesticide
Using a repellent type pesticide or a chemical spray would not solve the problem but sometimes worsen it. This is because the ants can easily sense that they are to be exterminated. The mere stench of the repellent makes them avoid the area where you sprayed the repellent and sometimes just move around the sprayed area.
Indoor baiting of carpenter ants is considered safe and effective not only to carpenter ants but also to many ant species.
A gel type carpenter ant bait which is commercially available can be applied easily into wall voids as well as in hidden places such as attics, under the carpet, cabinet corners, etc .
A non-repellent dust can also be scattered on crawling areas of carpenter ants and are very effective in disposing ant colonies located inside wall voids, window sills and hollow doors. The non-repellent dust which is commercially available may not instantly kill the carpenter ants but provides good extermination results within a 7 to 14 day-period.
Non-repellent pesticide sprays are also effective in suppressing the carpenter ant colonies. They are safe to use and effective since ants may not detect or not avoid areas where the non-repellent pesticide has been applied. The pesticide may be spread outdoors 1 foot away around the entire house perimeter, or indoors long the crawling surfaces of the carpenter ants.
However, getting rid of carpenter ants outside of your residence first requires an outdoor inspection to confirm the extent of infestation of the pests.
If you have confirmed the presence of carpenter ant colonies and are not sure of how to get rid of them or exterminate these pests, you can always call a professional pest control agency. The members of this agency can precisely detect the nests within your homes and confirm the extent of the infestation and can provide the proper amount of treatment based on the seriousness or smallness of the problem. It is almost welcome to have a professional to take care of serious ant problems especially if you have the budget to do so.