Some Most Suitable Ways To Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ant is a serious issue for you if you are fond of wooden furniture and artworks. Just Like termites, it does not eat wood pulp but it rather builds nests in woods.

This black-brown colored half inch creature can cause a lot of issues by digging your timber furniture. Ultimately these little creatures smash up the furniture entirely if you fail to notice them early.

Sometimes they bite too which causes severe inflammation and swelling! Their bite pushes formic acid in our blood stream which results in extreme pain.

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The main question is how to get rid of carpenter ants? Here are the most suitable ways to fix this issue and get rid of these ants permanently.

Wait: Before taking actions – be Sure it’s Ant, not termite

Before proceeding, we need to make sure that we are dealing with carpenter ants and not termites. Although both of them create almost similar types of damages, we can easily distinguish the creature.

Carpenter ants bore the wood and create frays sawdust materials while termites eat the wood completely and leave no residue.

In order to be surer on this concern, try to locate the damp portions of your furniture. Once the portions are traced, tap on the places, you will see the culprits behind this massive damage.

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How to control Carpenter Ants – Way to get rid of this pest

Getting rid of the most dangerous creature in ant family is not that easy. They hide deep in the woods and in most cases it’s very difficult to find the actual nest. This is because they dig many holes and channels to stock up food and we often misunderstand one of them as the main nest.

Here are some ways to get rid of the Carpenter ants.

1) Using toxic bait to poison them

If you did not find the nests accurately or if the nests are unreachable, using toxic bait to lure the ants is the best way.

Mix the bait with some carbohydrates like sugar and place that near the nest. They will come out one by one and take the baits in the nest.

Within two or three days the whole colony will get poisoned and will ultimately get killed.

2) Use Boric Acid

Another effective method to destroy carpenter ant colony is using Boric acid. Buy a bottle of boric acid, dust and mix it with Sugar and place the mixed thing where ants are seen.

3) Using Fume and Sprays

Extreme fuming can be effective. Using non-repellent residual insecticides like Taurus SC or FUSE is another way to get rid of this irritating pest.

4) Using Vinegar

Mix Vinegar and water in a 50:50 ratio and pour the mixture into the holes where you suspect the nests are.

5) By Sealing all the damp portions & preventing breeding of carpenter’s ant

It’s an indirect process to keep the carpenters ants away from your house. Seal the affected areas of the furniture with some sealants and clean up the areas where they actually go in search of food.

Seal the ways to get into the nest and ways to food, in this way you can create an ultimate opposite condition for their survivals. Another effective plan would be to clean the surroundings of your house and remove all the natural debris like leaves and wood piles. These are the natural place for breeding.

Carpenter ants prefer damp and moist area to build nest and to breed. Once they build their nests they start boring the wood piles and wood buckles.

So, these are some steps you can take to get rid of carpenter ants. Another way to get rid of carpenter ants to hire a professional pest control company to get rid of them properly. 

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  1. Pingback: Common Misconception about Carpenter Ants and Termites – Melbourne Pest Controllers

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