Termites or Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter Ants and termites are often times mistaken for one another this time of year. It just so happens that ant and termite colonies are triggered around the same time of year, commonly by the same conditions. Moisture and the warmth of the sun. Add a mild winter and the arrival of spring, and you have a recipe that could easily produce an infestation, or worse, damage to your home or business. While you probably haven’t been thinking about how to get rid of carpenter ants or planning a termite treatment, spring has sprung and the bugs have begun to come out of hiding.
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) ants will invade homes and businesses in search of food earlier this year due to several months of warm weather, and termites will likely get a head start on finding new food sources, which sadly, include our homes and businesses.
If you find either of these insects or their signs of damage in or around your home or business, you will want to get professional help. Carpenter ants damage wood, are extremely resilient and can forage from distances as far as 100 yards or more once they take a liking to a structure for their food, water and shelter needs. Carpenter ants are very difficult to control because you must eliminate the nest. Spraying or baiting alone may not work. Treating termites is an undertaking you will definitely want to enlist the assistance of a professional for. Termite treatment options vary, and having a termite expert customize a termite solution for you will go a long way toward giving you peace of mind. A professional, reputable termite and pest control company with professional, licensed and tenured termite control specialists can inspect your home or business and protect your structure from wood destroying insects.
Don’t forget to ask your pest management company about InCide® Pest Control Insulation. InCide® Pest Control Insulation will kill listed pest when they come in contact with the insulation. It will not replace routine pest control, but it will assist in killing such insects as ants and termites. InCide® will reduce your heating and cooling costs saving you money year around. InCide® is the perfect solution to reduce the infestation of pest and maintain overall comfort in your home or office.