Carpenter Ants are very common in Kansas and Missouri. Despite what people think, carpenter ants are benificial to the

environment.  Carpenter Ants aid in decomposition of dead, decaying trees and other decomposition matter of wood choice. You can find carpenter ants nesting in logs, stumps, dead trees, and fire wood.  It is not uncommon to find carpenter ants , who are called the workers, wondering around your home looking for food. Keep in mind that they seldom tunnel into dry wood that is solid. However, they will excavate into moist, decaying rotting wood and other materials that they can chew through. Rarely does the Carpenter Ants cause structural damage to expansion joints, and any other wood in a structure. Carpenter Ants are common in wooded areas and could cause an infestation in your home.

Diagnosis

When you start seeing ants in your home you probably have an infestation. That is usually the first sign.  Just because you see ants on the inside does not mean that they are nesting inside your home.  The nest may very well be outside. The best way to find ants is to use a flashlight to find the ants foraging, expecially the workers at night. During the months of May and July you will see a large group of ants during the times of 9pm to 2am. If you do this, you can follow the ants  back to the nest and discover were they are gaining entry to your home as well as were the nest is located.

If the ants are inside check areas were wood may be moist, leaking, bathtubs, showers, and appliances.

For more information about Carpenter Ants, Contact Truly Green Pest Service. 816377 2811

www.trulygreenpestservice.com

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