Carpenter ants and moisture

Carpenter ants and moisture go together.  In fact, some of the worst carpenter ant damage that I’ve ever seen has been accompanied by moisture.  This moisture typically means there is a leak.  However, in some cases it’s much worse as you’ll read in this post. Crawl spaces, bugs and moisture Bugs love moisture and crawl […]

Carpenter ants on the roof

Carpenter ants on the roof can be a problem for many reasons, but it’s usually a symptom of a bigger issue. The person who finds them is usually a carpenter or a roofer. Carpenter ants on the roof usually means water damage Carpenter ants are a wood destroying insect and they love wet wood.  These […]

Small ants in the kitchen? Big problem

Small ants in the kitchen can be a big problem especially if they’re a pavement ant.  The pavement ant is also common referred to as a sugar ant. Small ants in the kitchen The pavement ant is the same ant that you see during the summer time at cracks in sidewalks.  They commonly will push […]

Sawdust from carpenter ants?

Sawdust from carpenter ants in Connecticut is a common thing to see, especially in the spring and summer.  However, did you know that other pests create frass as well? Some of those pests are from our area while others are not.  Knowing what frass looks like is the key to identification of the pest you […]

Do carpenter ants eat wood?

Do carpenter ants eat wood? The simple answer is no, but there’s more to it than that.  For instance is what you’re looking at really a carpenter ant?  In the months of April-August our phones are kept busy with what I think is the number one pest in CT.  The carpenter ant. In order to […]

Ants in Spring: Its kind of normal

Ants in spring are a common call that we get.  In fact, some people call the same exterminator year after year to “kill” these ants.  Yet next year they’re back again.  Here’s a Connecticut pest control secret.  Depending on the weather and time of year the ants your dealing with are likely the same ants […]

Black carpenter ants in your home

Black carpenter ants in your home is definitely an issue that needs to be attended to.  However, did you know that not all carpenter ants are black?  This color variation sometimes makes a difference as to where they’re nesting within your home. Different colors appear to matter The most common color that people associate with […]

Carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation

A carpenter ant nest and signs of an infestation can be quite obvious if you know what you’re looking for.  However, what if you don’t know what you’re looking for, but think you may have a problem?  Below are three scenarios that actually happened in 2018 at homes we visited. Carpenter ants in winter Back […]