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San Antonio Carpenter Ant Control

Carpenter ant_guarding_its_nestCarpenter ants nest in dead wood outdoors or in moist, decaying wood inside the home. Unlike termites, these ants do not eat wood; instead, they create nesting tunnels throughout a structure. Carpenter ants are some of the largest ants in the United States, ranging from ¼- to ½-inch in length. These pests often become noticeable in San Antonio homes in late winter and early spring as swarms seek nesting sites. In Texas, termites and carpenter ants often swarm at the same time, making identification difficult. Because treatment methods differ considerably for each insect, homeowners should consult a pest control expert for accurate identification.

How do Carpenter Ants enter your San Antonio home?

Carpenter ants may enter the home through foundation cracks, crevices around windows, air conditioning ducts, ventilation openings and wherever a tree branch or fence touches the building. They seek wood moistened by water leaks or condensation. Common nesting locations include wood that touches soil, areas around leaky plumbing, windowsills and the spaces above doors and windows.

Carpenter ants work slowly; however, they can seriously damage a home as they hollow out wood for nesting. Homeowners may notice shredded bits of wood resembling sawdust outside an ant nest, but nests are often inside walls where the sawdust cannot be seen. Carpenter ant infestations can be challenging to treat because it is difficult to locate every nesting site.

Staying Ant free

Homeowners should replace infested structural wood and correct any humidity problems within the house. Storing food in sealed containers and sweeping up fallen food particles will discourage ants from coming into the home. Long-term carpenter ant control requires chemical treatment. Homeowners may wish to consult pest control experts, who have the equipment and training to eliminate nests and prevent further ant entrance.

Professional Carpenter Ant Extermination in San Antonio

Please contact Worldwide Pest Control if you suspect a carpenter ant infestation.

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San Antonio
  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control                    
    5808 W IH 10
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time
  • Phone: 
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address: 
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time

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