Why Greenville Residents Should Take Carpenter Ants Seriously

May 9, 2019


When it comes to your home, probably your biggest investment, you take protecting it seriously. You keep your homeowners’ insurance up to date, you make sure your smoke detectors work properly, and you install locks and alarms to prevent intruders. However, damage caused by fire or break-ins is not the only thing you need to worry about when it comes to protecting your home. Here’s why you should protect your Greenville home against carpenter ant damage before it’s too late.

a black carpenter ants scattering across a wooden structure on a greenville property

Damage Carpenter Ants Cause

Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not eat wood. They eat insects and sugars like most other ants. However, that doesn’t mean they’re nothing to be concerned about. They’re called carpenter ants because they chew away at wood to create tunnels and nests within wooden structures.
When carpenter ants get into your home, they’ll nibble away at your home until they’ve caused extensive damage to the structures holding your house up. While they may not do a lot of damage in a short amount of time, if they remain unnoticed, they can cause substantial damage to your home, even compromising the structural integrity of your house.

Why Carpenter Ant Prevention Matters in Greenville

Just as you take steps to avoid fires or burglaries before they happen, preventing a carpenter ant infestation before it occurs is the best way to avoid problems in the future. Because of Greenville’s hot, humid climate, carpenter ants thrive here. If you haven’t encountered them yet, it’s only a matter of time until you do. Will you be ready?

How to Prevent Carpenter Ants in Your Greenville Home

In order to protect your home against carpenter ants, professional pest control is a must! Spencer Pest Services offers carpenter ant and nuisance ant control services, as well as general pest control, that will keep your home protected year-round.

Don’t let your biggest investment be attacked by an invader you didn’t see coming. Contact Spencer Pest Services to set up an inspection.
 




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