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 […]

Carpenter ant damage

Over the years I’ve found many carpenter ant colonies and seen a lot of carpenter ant damage.  Most people outside of the pest control industry confuse carpenter ant damage with termite damage, water damage and wood boring beetle damage.  However, the distinction between them all is easy to recognize if you know what you’re looking […]

Termites With Wings

The first sign for a homeowner that a home may have termites is when that homeowner see’s termites with wings.  To be sure, many homeowners over the years have seen this in known CT termite towns like Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington and Fairfield, but you should know not all ants with wings are termites. As a […]

Carpenter Ants In Walls: What the Crackling Sound Means

The sound of carpenter ants in walls can be unnerving to a homeowner but actually hearing carpenter ants is not as common as you’d think. What do carpenter ants in walls sound like? People describe the sound as: Crackling that is very similar to the sound cereal makes when you add milk Crumpling paper or […]

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 […]