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Carpenter Ant Conundrum

Chestnuts might be roasting on an open fire and carpenter ants might be nesting within your walls and floors! Just because you get vacation days for the holiday season, doesn’t mean carpenter ants enjoy the same privileges. No, these pesky insects don’t stop just because winter creeps in. In fact, St. Paul carpenter ants could very well be as active during the winter as they are in the summer. Since they are often times based within the walls of our heated homes, they will most likely miss Mother Nature’s signal to shut down and slow the expansion for the winter.

Cold-Blooded Destroyers

Like all insects, carpenter ants are cold-blooded thus active carpenter ants must originate from a warm source…which could include the structure of your home. Even if the air temperature is cold outside, thanks to your furnace, temperatures inside your home stay nice and toasty for carpenter ants to continue to damage anything made out of wood. Though they don’t digest the wood, they are happy to rip and tear chunks of moistened or softened wood right out of the structure to make room for their nests and traveling tunnels.

Get Them Before They Get You

St. Paul is crawling with carpenter ants but there is plenty of wood for them to destroy outside of your home. It’s vital to locate and treat nesting areas in order to eliminate carpenter ants. It’s probably not necessary to break out your new drill your wife bought you for the holidays to find these nesting sites. However, without proper inspection and treatment, your home will continue to harbor carpenter ants all year long.

Rove to the Rescue

Rove’s ant specialists have been identifying and treating for carpenter ants since the Vikings and Twins were relevant…that’s a long time! We can ensure you that our application techniques will provide you peace of mind knowing that the job will be done correctly. Call today for a free inspection and don’t let carpenter ants put a damper on your holidays.

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