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BUGS R GONE INC.
P.O. Box 324, Millersburg, OH 44654
Ph. 330-674-0371 or  330-473-2042
CARPENTER ANTS
Bugs R Gone is licensed  by the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture.
License # 108150
Carpenter ants are large black ants.  Some of the workers can become a 1/2 an inch or more in length. In Holmes County, Ohio, there are probably four different species of carpenter ants. Most are black but some will have a red head.

Termites rely on wood for their nutrition, but carpenter ants cause damage by eating the wood in order to make room for their nest.  They will hollow out large areas of the wood structure in the house or other building.   If you see little piles of wood or sawdust, there are probably carpenter ants present. 
 
Most of the time the carpenter ant colonies are in the soil or in a tree, but you can also find them in railroad ties, tree stumps, firewood, fence posts, porch pillars, window sills, behind downspouts, under a leaky toilet, near a laky pipe and other areas that are prone to moisture.

When the colony becomes large, part of it will move to a new location, (like your home) and set up a nesting area.  These colonies can become very large and may cover your yard as well as the neighbors yard. 

To provide control, one needs to find the nest or nests. Treating the nests directly works well and then total house treatments are the best way to eliminate the carpenter ants.  The treatment  must be extensive and cover the whole area.  Most persons are not equipped to do the extensive treatment.
 
The small round ant bait stations do not work because the bait is designed for different types of ants.

If you think you have Carpenter Ants, call 330-674-0371 or 330-473-2042 for a free inspection. 

Here's What You Can Do to Discourage
Carpenter Ants on Your Property

  • Trim trees and bushes away from buildings
  • Remove tree stumps that are within 50 feet of a building
  • Improve drainage around house foundation
  • Repair plumbing leaks
  • Store firewood off the ground and away from your home or building
  • Eliminate wood to soil contact
  • Correct any moisture problems around gutters, downspouts, etc.
  • Caulk crevices around windows, doors and vents
  • Keep food and garbage in sealed containers


THE ANT

The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constantly being industrious.
So what?
Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?

Author Unknown