Carpenter bees nest: Do they cause damage

Do carpenter bees nest?  It’s a fair question, but the answer is not as simple.  The fact is that most people associate wasps, hornets and bumble bees with have a nest.  This is rightfully so as each one of these “bees” as social wasps.  However, the carpenter bee is much different. If its spring and […]

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 […]

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom

Ants in the kitchen and bathroom, does that sound familiar? If it does be rest assured that you’re not alone.  During the months of April, May and June it’s the most common type of call we field.  The offending ant is typically a carpenter ant.  This may vary from state to state, but in the […]

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? […]

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 […]

Carpenter Ants Extermination: Where are they hiding and what you should do once their found

The extermination of carpenter ants is done by finding areas where they’re nesting.  Typically, the most common area to find a carpenter ant colony is where some type of moisture exists. The most common areas are the following: Interior wall cavities Areas where there have been water leaks Areas of dense vegetation Window frames and […]