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Carpenter Ant Detection
The need for carpenter ant treatments has increased in many parts of the world. One of the main areas where carpenter ants are commonly seen to be a problem is the southern part of the US. There are many other places across the globe that are affected by carpenter ants, but the majority are found in America. Since carpenter ants have started to increase in numbers, the need for effective carpenter ant treatments has become more needed than ever before.
There are many different types of treatments that one can use for these active pests. What you need to realize is that simply applying a treatment to carpenter ants will not get rid of the problem. You have to take a number of steps in relation to the prevention and detection of carpenter ants. Before you can start treating carpenter ants effectively, you will need to know the common places where these ants would normally be found in the house.
Carpenter ants are usually known to be found in areas that are close to forests and moldy environments. It is the nature of these ants to travel long distances, which is why it is also common to find them in areas that are far from woody areas. Carpenter ants in general are known to build their nests in moist areas of the house. In particular, they are known to build their colonies by creating holes in wooden furniture.
The most common places where you can expect to locate carpenter ants in your house would include the following places: areas that suffer from moisture problems such as leakages, windows, attics, hollow doors, trees, mulch beds, rooflines, gutters, door frames, trash containers and much more.
The above are only some of the most common areas where you can expect to find carpenter ants. One of the first steps that you should do before considering carpenter ant treatments is finding out the source. If you happen to come across carpenter ants in your own household, there is a very good chance that they will be located in more than one area.
Since ant colonies are known to grow over time across a wide range of areas, to ensure that any carpenter ant treatments are effective, it is important that all the sources are discovered first. You might be required to order some form of professional help in order to be able to locate all the possible affected areas. Before searching for the entire place affected in your household, start off by making sure that you have cut off all possible areas by which carpenter ants can enter the house.
The areas that you would need to focus on would include: trees in your back yard, the doorway, windows, attic, and the kitchen. It is quite common for carpenter ants to be attracted to food as they need to store food for their colony. The process of carpenter ant treatments can take a long time.