What To Do If You Are Seeing Carpenter Ants Around Your Peoria Property

Carpenter Ants crawling on a wooden structure.

A bite from one of these household pests is less than enjoyable, but the damages they can cause in your Peoria home is far, far worse.

Carpenter ants are some of the largest ants in North America, and some of the most dangerous household pests as well. They are easily recognized by their large 1/2-5/8 inch long body sizes. Appearing in color patterns of black, brown, and rusty-red, the body frames of the carpenter ant are stocky, well-built, and much more imposing than your average outdoor ant.

The amount of damage carpenter ants cause in the United States alone is staggering. While they may not be the culprits of five billion dollars’ worth of damage per year (like termites), their complications are still significant. By chewing their way through posts, walls, and floorboards, the integral parts of your home may quickly begin to wilt and sag. But the dangers don’t just stop there. Since carpenter ants are food foragers at heart, they add the threat of food contamination into the mix. Walking across contaminated surfaces and structures transmit pathogens from surface to surface, and possibly from food items to hapless victims as well. The next step for homeowners who have spotted a carpenter ant running about the house is to immediately receive a second opinion from knowledgeable pest control experts in their area.

The Signs Of Carpenter Ant Infestation In Peoria

Spotting a single carpenter ant crawling about the house doesn’t immediately mean there is an infestation underway, but it certainly is a good reason to look for other signs and symptoms of their presence. Carpenter ants are often spotted in locations such as:

  • Basements

  • Crawlspaces

  • Attics

  • Walls

  • Wooden Floors

It may be difficult to spot the parent colonies of a carpenter ant infestation, but the damages they leave behind are much less subtle. Left alone long enough, carpenter ants may cause:

  • Electrical shortages

  • Hollow sounding walls, floors, and furniture

  • Strange marks that resemble water damage on the ceiling

  • Frass, or finely chewed wood powder, kicked out from burrowed holes

  • Tiny holes in wooden objects, no more than ¼ an inch in size

If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of a carpenter ant infestation in your Peoria property, don’t panic! Why don’t you call Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators for a home inspection that gets to the root of the problem?

Banish Your Carpenter Ant Problems With Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators

At the first sign of carpenter ants around your Peoria home, contact the professionals at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators right away. Our carpenter ant experts will be happy to complete a thorough inspection of the property. We can also complete a survey of the factors that could be drawing pests inside. Once a plan of action has been set, helpful service technicians will apply effective treatments to the interior and exterior of the home. These treatments are safe for children, pets, and all your visitors. Carpenter ant extermination from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators provides an experience like none other. Our great services don't end with just a treatment, as our team returns with a follow-up visit to ensure all products and tactics meet the full satisfaction of the homeowner.

For immediate help with your carpenter ant infestation, call the Peoria branch of Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators now. Our service technicians can answer any and all questions you may have. If you would feel more comfortable booking a visit in your own home, try out our online contact form today. Carpenter ants have no place in your Peoria home. Let’s work together to keep it that way!

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