The New Jersey Carpenter Ant – What you need to know

shutterstock_244425772

Here in New Jersey, ants can be a really tough insect to control. The one ant species New Jersey homeowners need to pay specific attention to is the Carpenter Ant. Carpenter Ants get their name because they build their nests in wood. ¬†They don’t eat this wood, but rather deposit it in small piles outside their colony entrance.

Carpenter Ants will build their nests anyplace where there is moisture and a damp environment. The problem when Carpenter Ants are not detected early inside your home, they dig smooth tunnels inside the wood. These tunnels weaken the wood and potentially damage the wood that keeps the house standing. This kind of damage can be very expensive to fix.

Call the Professionals at RM Termite and Pest Control or click here for a FREE Estimate and Inspection if you think you have a Carpenter Ant issue before it’s too late.