common black ant, garden ant, Lasius niger
There are many different species of ants in our area, but the species that does the most damage to the homeowner is the carpenter ant. They are the largest ants found in the United States and Canada. If left untreated, they can do major damage to the home’s structure over a period of time. They are social insects and generally nest in wood, so it is very important to get them under control.
They prefer to excavate wood damaged by fungus and are found in conjunction with moisture problems but, unlike a termite, they do not eat the wood they excavate. Carpenter ant control can be very difficult, so it often requires an integrated approach for full elimination which may involve drilling holes to get at the nests or removing light switches and plugs.
We use a micro injector system, which allows us to fully treat wall voids without having to remove the walls. This machine injects an insecticide (Pyrethrum) in a gas form that easily spreads into hard-to-reach voids where the ants prefer to nest. We also do a thorough inspection to determine where all nests are located. Our service will provide you with complete protection both on the interior and exterior of the building.