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New Jersey Carpenter Ant Control

What are Carpenter Ants?

Carpenter Ants are the largest ant found in the United States. They can grow to a length of ½" to 5/8". Most carpenter ants in New Jersey are solid black in color but may Carpenter-Anthave a segment of their body in red or brown. Like all other species of ants, they are social insects. Colonies consist of a Queen (egg layer), a King (egg fertilizer), Winged Males and Females (Future colony Farmers) and Workers (food gatherers and wood destroyers).

Do Carpenter Ants eat wood?

This is the most misunderstood aspects of this insect. Carpenter ants are not termites nor termite-like. Termites actually eat wood. Carpenter ants nest in wood by excavating galleries or tunnels in rotting or sound trees, and in structures, they will readily infest wood, foam insulation, and hollow voids. They prefer to excavate wood damaged by fungus and are often found in conjunction with moisture problems. This excavating trait puts Carpenter ants second only to termites in their destructive capabilities. Carpenter ants cause millions of dollars in structure damage in the Northeast annually.

Where do Carpenter ants originated?

In nature Carpenter ants are found in trees. When areas of forest are cleared for development these ants adopt magnificently. With tree nest sites limited, carpenter ants can now also he found in piles of firewood, landscape ties, under patio blocks, decking, under pool liners, under cement stoops, in tree stumps and soil.

What wood in my home is vulnerable to Carpenter ants damage?

· Plywood roof below the shingles
· Soffits
· Sub flooring on any level
· Structural members such as sill plates & floor Joists
· Wood decks
· Door and window frames
· Structural framework
· Area where water leaks occur (i.e. bathrooms and kitchens)

Carpenter ants pose a serious threat in your yard too. Many times large trees are hollowed out and weakened by these wood destroyers. It is not uncommon for these weakened trees to fall during the storm. Consider the damage a large tree falling on your home, car, or family member could do.

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Regions Served


Atlantic County
Absecon
Atlantic City
Brigantine
Egg Harbor Township
Galloway Township
Linwood
Margate
Mays Landing
Pleasantville
Ventnor

Cape May County
Cape May
Ocean City
Sea Isle City

Why Choose Rid Pest Control

When you have a pest problem, you want to know that you are going to get the professional service that you deserve. You expect the best, and you need your pest problem taken care of quickly and efficiently.

Rid Pest Control is a family owned and operated business, we truly understand the impact that a friendly professional can make. We make it our business to serve your family, and your home, the way we'd treat our own.

Contact Us

Phone: 609-646-7378

Fax: 609-641-7666

Address: 6715 Delilah Rd
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ 08234

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