Carpenter Ant Control Services in Arkansas
Protecting Your Home from Unwanted Critters
Carpenter ants are just one of the many species of ant that can invade
homes throughout Arkansas. However, unlike a lot of other ant species
that are considered to be nuisance pests, carpenter ants are not. They
are a species of wood-destroying ant that can cause extensive and costly
damage to homes and other buildings. Carpenter ants, unlike
termites, do not eat the wood that they are tunneling through. Instead, they remove
it to create tunnels and nesting areas. These wood-destroying insects
can be red, black, brown, or a combination of red and black in color and
the workers range in size from 1/8th to ½ of an inch in length.
The queens grow larger than the other ants; up to 1 inch in length.
If you need help ridding your home or property of these pests, call our
Arkansas carpenter ant control experts at
(888) 733-9229 today. McCauley Services is here to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have carpenter ants?
Carpenter ants generally nest outside in some form of decaying or hollow
wood – fallen trees, tree stumps, or woodpiles. They do, however,
come into homes through small openings, cracks, and crevices as they are
foraging for food and water sources, and once inside they may create satellite
nesting areas behind walls or underneath floors. They prefer to nest in
wood that has been previously damaged by water. While inside your home
these invaders travel through your kitchen and pantry areas gathering
crumbs and other food debris to bring back to their colony.
Are carpenter ants dangerous?
Carpenter ants are not dangerous to people because they do not sting or
bite, but they are very dangerous to homes and other buildings. If left
untreated the extensive tunnels and nesting areas that they create through
the structural wood of a building can greatly weaken its structural integrity.
How do I get rid of carpenter ants?
Getting rid of carpenter ants is more difficult than you may think because
it takes more than just getting rid of the ants you see marching through
your kitchen. All of the many nesting areas and queens need to be found
and eradicated. Also, changes need to be made around your home to fix
the areas that are allowing the ants to come in. For help to safely and
completely get rid of your carpenter ant problem you should contact the
pest control experts at McCauley Services.
Can I do it myself?
Do-it-yourself pest control is never recommended. The sprays and ant control
products available ‘over the counter’ can be very dangerous
for you, your children, and pets to be around if they are not mixed and
used properly. Also, many of the DIY products are not very effective and
do nothing to solve the root of your ant problem. The root of your problem
is finding out where they are nesting and how they are gaining entrance
into your home.
Is the treatment for carpenter ants safe?
Yes, the treatment services that McCauley Services provides to our customers
to eliminate carpenter ant infestation is safe. The health and safety
of our customers, their families, or employees is our top priority. The
products and treatments that we use are EPA registered for pest control
use. All of our pest control professionals are registered, licensed, and
properly trained to ensure that all our chemicals are used safely and
are properly applied.
How soon can you get here?
At McCauley Services, we understand how important it is to you that pest
problems are taken care of as quickly as possible so in most cases we
can provide same day or next day services.
How much do carpenter ant services cost?
Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution to carpenter ant
infestations. At McCauley Services we customize contracts to meet your
needs and expectations so our prices reflect that. When you contact our
office we can provide you with a general price range. For many pests,
including carpenter ants, we recommend a free inspection. We’ll
be happy to send out one of our representatives to investigate your concerns.
From there we’ll be able to provide recommendations for treatment.