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Fox Pest Control’s Long Island Carpenter Ant Exterminator Service

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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 Long Island 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, check out our Ants page. Exterminators know that finding carpenter ants or seeing the damage they cause can be scary, and getting rid of them can be challenging. Here at Fox Pest Control, we work on Long Island to help you live pest free.

Signs of a Carpenter Ant Infestation

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 on Long Island.

Sightings

Large ants crawling inside your Long Island home or other building, especially if they’re coming out of holes in the walls, ceilings, baseboards, cabinets, or other home features.

Wood Damage

Piles of fallen wood shavings, especially if they’re near an ant hole inside the building.

Noise

Scratching or rustling sounds coming from inside the walls.

Things to Know About Carpenter Ants

Helpful Carpenter Ant Prevention Tips:

wood

Move all dead or moist wood as far from the foundation of your home as possible.

filling in cracks in your home

Seal all cracks with caulk to prevent carpenter ants from getting inside your Long Island home.

plant hiding places

Trim branches away from your home that could be used as bridges for carpenter ants.

water droplets

Reduce excess moisture in and around your home. Ensure water drains away from the foundation.

clear all debris

Clear gutters to ensure proper drainage away from home.

wood logs

Seal all rotten wood areas if possible. Carpenter Ants do not eat rotten wood but it creates an easy entrance for them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Carpenter Ants?

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Think you have a carpenter ant problem? Call Fox Pest Control at (631) 458-5003 for a free Long Island carpenter ant control quote.

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Schedule Service

Schedule NY same day* control service with one of our certified technicians.

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Service

Your technician will conduct a thorough pest control inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized carpenter ant treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Report

You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain carpenter ant free.

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Follow Up

We come back regularly throughout the year to ensure the carpenter ants don’t come back. If you see any carpenter ant activity between your regularly scheduled service, simply give us a call. We’ll come back for free!

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How To Get Rid Of Ants | Fox Pest Control

Is a trail of ants marching across your countertop,
or setting up camp in your cupboard?

Don’t worry — we’ve got a solution!

Ants are masters of sneaking into your home through unsealed gaps in your cement, brick or siding.

They can also slip in through open gaps around windows or door frames.

If you’ve got food or moisture available, they’ll come crawling.

Most ants are harmless.

But some, like fire ants, bite and sting.

Other types of ants build huge mounds that can tear up your lawn.

Carpenter ants can burrow into your wood,
causing major damage to window and door frames, or even the structure of your home.

If you see ants, call us.

We’ll come that same day to solve your pest problem!

Our licensed, certified technicians know how to get the job done right.

Your Fox Pest Pro will thoroughly inspect your home,
and then create a customized plan to get rid of those pesky ants for good.

After the treatment, we’ll send you a detailed report of what we did,
along with helpful suggestions for how to keep the ants outside where they belong.

We follow up with regular inspections,
carefully checking for any potential trouble spots.

If ants return, simply give us a call,
we’ll come back for free!

Our service is 100% guaranteed.

Why not have one less thing to worry about?

Call us today for a free quote and same-day inspection.

Fox Pest Control. No Bugs. Simply Better.

Carpenter Ant Control FAQ

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CARPENTER ANT AND A TERMITE?

Knowing the difference between these two pests can save you time, stress, and money.

The Wings:
Ants have four wings of different lengths
Termites have four wings of the same length

The “Waist”:
Ants have a tiny waist
Termites have a broad waist

The Antennae:
Ants have an elbow bend in their antennae
Termites have straight antennae, which are like a tiny string of beads.

HOW MUCH DAMAGE CAN CARPENTER ANTS DO TO A HOME?

Even though carpenter ants don’t eat wood, they can still cause a huge amount of damage. Homeowners across the nation and on Long Island spend thousands of dollars out-of-pocket because insurance companies don’t cover damage by insects.

DO CARPENTER ANTS EAT WOOD?

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. 

CAN I TREAT CARPENTER ANTS ON MY OWN?

Carpenter ant infestations on Long Island 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.

DO CARPENTER ANTS ONLY INFEST DAMAGED WOOD?

While some species prefer wet or damaged wood, they can also infest undamaged or dry wood, but that’s much less common.

WHY DO CARPENTER ANTS KEEP COMING BACK?

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.

WHAT IS A CARPENTER ANT SATELLITE NEST?

Mature carpenter ant colonies on Long Island 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.

ARE CARPENTER ANTS EASY TO FIND IN THE HOUSE?

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 on Long Island. We’ll send a licensed and certified technician to your home to get rid of carpenter ants today!

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