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 […]

Ants in the kitchen: What does it mean?

So, you have ants in the kitchen? You’ll be surprised to know that this is the most common issue we hear during the warm weather months.  There are many reasons for it,  lets take a look at some areas and let’s concentrate on carpenter ants. This is where the food is Ants in the kitchen […]

You found a carpenter ant in your home, now what?

You found a carpenter ant in your home, now what? The first thing to do is not to panic.  There are plenty of people everyday who are facing the same problem.  The real test of whether you should worry has to do with the additional questions you should be asking yourself.  Is this the first […]

Get rid of carpenter ants the right way

So, you want to get rid of carpenter ants!!  It’s really not that hard, once you find where the carpenter ant colony is located.  In previous posts I’ve gone over where to look for carpenter ants so we won’t be revisiting that.  My purpose for this post will be to explain what is actually done to […]

What does carpenter ant frass look like?

Carpenter ant frass is sometimes difficult to identify, but a homeowner can typically make the diagnosis on their own if they’ve got some background information.  After reading the following list I’m sure you’ll be able to answer the question:  What does carpenter ant frass look like just like a pro. What is carpenter ant frass anyhow? […]

Why are there carpenter ants in your home?

I’ve got carpenter ants in my home? As a CT exterminator I’m never terribly surprised when people tell me this because, frankly there are a lot of carpenter ants in CT. The reasons vary greatly from house to house, but the ending is always the same. The homeowner has them, they want to get rid […]

Carpenter ant problem in your home?

A carpenter ant problem in your home is the most common pest issue you’ll likely face during the months of April through August.  This will be especially true if you had a problem with carpenter ants in your home last year. The fact is that until you get rid of the nest that likely resides […]