Carpenter ants are a common springtime pest problem as they become active again. Homeowners might see these large black ants on home exteriors and wood structures, such as gates, fences, porch railings, and sheds. Knowing how to prevent carpenter ant problems can help lower the chance of needing NJ ant control service later on.
Carpenter ants look for areas that provide water, so eliminating moisture problems is important. This means fixing leaky pipes and other plumbing problems in your home. Doing this helps cut down on damp places for carpenter ants to build nests.
Use a Dehumidifier
A home with high humidity levels has more moisture, which can attract carpenter ants. Consider using a dehumidifier in your home to lower your humidity levels if they’re too high.
Clear Vegetation Around Your Home
Having branches, shrubs, bushes, and other vegetation growing next to your home gives carpenter ants an easy way to get inside. Clear away vegetation that’s close to your home to keep these pests away.
Seal Up Openings
Carpenter ants are larger than other ants, but they can still fit through tiny openings. Seal up cracks and other entry points in your home exterior to keep carpenter ants out. Keep in mind that these ants can get through small gaps around doors and windows as well.
If you need NJ ant control service for carpenter ants, contact Allison Pest Control. We can provide you with additional details on our methods of eliminating carpenter ants from your home.