Fox Pest Control provides experienced carpenter ant exterminators in Northern VA and the surrounding area. Carpenter ants can create a lot of damage to a home quickly. With their large mandibles they can create tunnels and galleries through the walls of your Northern VA home. You may see them wandering around your home, usually alone. Carpenter ants mainly feed on dead insects and meat, so if you leave our ant baits or traps, they may not eat it if other options are available. Carpenter ants can be easily identified by their large mandibles and large thorax. If you’ve seen small black or red ants around your home, we also provide general ant exterminators near you. The best Northern VA carpenter ant exterminators know that finding these pesky bugs (or seeing the damage they cause) can be scary and that getting rid of them can be challenging. Here at Fox Pest Control, your local Northern VA pest control experts, we work to help you live pest free. Call (703) 454-8200 or email us for a free carpenter ant inspection and estimate. We provide same-day service if you call before 2 p.m.
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You might already know you have a carpenter ant infestation, but here are a few of the most common signs carpenter ant exterminators look for in Northern VA.
Large ants crawling inside your Northern VA home or other building, especially if they’re coming out of holes in the walls, ceilings, baseboards, cabinets, or other home features.
Piles of fallen wood shavings, especially if they’re near an ant hole inside the building.
Scratching or rustling sounds coming from inside the walls.
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Knowing the difference between these two pests can save you time, stress, and money. Carpenter ants vs termites: The main differences between carpenter ants and termites include the length of wings (ants' are different sizes, termites' are the same), the waist (ants' waists are tiny, termites' are broad), and the antennae (ants' are bendy, termites' are straight).
- Carpenter ants have four wings of different lengths
- Termites have four wings of the same length
- Carpenter ants have a tiny waist
- Termites have a broad waist
- Carpenter ants have an elbow bend in their antennae
- Termites have straight antennae, which are like a tiny string of beads.
Even though carpenter ants don’t eat wood, they can still cause a huge amount of damage. Homeowners across the nation and in Northern VA spend thousands of dollars out-of-pocket because insurance companies don’t cover damage by insects.
No. True to their name, they carve wood, just like a carpenter. Carpenter ants use their large jaws to cut galleries and tunnels. But unlike termites, they don’t eat wood.
Carpenter ant infestations in Northern VA can be extremely serious and difficult to remove without professional help. Homeowners often spend vast amounts of money and resources to fight carpenter ants, but without long-term results. Call (703) 454-8200 or email us for a free inspection & estimate. Our Northern VA carpenter ant treatment near you might just be what you're looking for.
While some species prefer wet or damaged wood, they can also infest undamaged or dry wood, but that’s much less common.
One reason carpenter ant infestations are difficult to treat is because they make satellite nests, which the queen can replenish if they die out because of treatments.
If the carpenter ants in your home are a satellite nest, it could be many yards away from the main nest. This means the queen will be unaffected by non-professional treatments. The queen could completely restart a new infestation in your home without detection. That's just one reason that hiring a professional Northern VA carpenter ant control exterminator is likely in your best interest. Call (703) 454-8200 or email us for a free inspection & estimate. We even provide same-day service if you call by 2 p.m.
Mature carpenter ant colonies in Northern VA can create satellite nests which are separate from the main nest but still dependent on the queen. Satellite nests allow the ants to widen their territory and find more food sources. The ants march back and forth between the two nests to carry eggs and to replenish food for the main colony.
No, because they don’t like to come into the open. Once they gain entry to the house, carpenter ants tend to stay inside the wall voids and out of sight. Because of this, they can remain undetected for 8-10 years. If you sense trouble, call Fox Pest Control in Northern VA at (703) 454-8200 or email us. We’ll send a licensed and certified carpenter ant removal technician to your home to get rid of carpenter ants today!
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If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests in their Northern VA home or business between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give our Northern VA office a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.
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