Protect your home with Cooper's Carpenter Ant Service
What are Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are a real concern for many homeowners in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They can cause damage to the wood that makes up your home and often will come back to the structure year after year. Carpenter ant problems can be difficult to control the first time, so you certainly do not want them to re-infest! Since Carpenter Ants are social insects, their colonies are organized into complex societies with a division of labor among the different castes.
Carpenter ants play an important role in the environment by acting as major decomposers of dead or fallen trees within the forest. However, since they are very efficient destroyers of wood, they can become a very serious economic pest when they enter man-made structures.
What are signs of a carpenter ant infestation?
Typical signs of carpenter ant infestations may include:
- Carpenter ant adults usually appear as large black ants. However, some species contain combinations of black, red or orange occurring on various parts of the body.
- Carpenter ants prefer to attack wood which has been moistened and is damp or weakened by decay. The difference between carpenter ants and termites is that termites eat the wood while carpenter ants make nests within the structure.
- Carpenter ant nests can be located in attics, underneath floor coverings, in ceilings, and cracks in walls.
- Carpenter ants are most active during the night when they forage for food
- Carpenter ants may bite in defense when their nest is disturbed
Why do I have carpenter ants?
When outdoors, carpenter ants create nests in places such as decaying trees and other rotting or damp wood. They travel out of the nest in search of food sources as well as ideal locations to create satellite nests. These satellite nests are what you usually see with infestations of manmade structures. Carpenter ants burrow through wood, creating cavities within walls, wooden door or window frames, and decks around your home, in search of food.
Can carpenter ants destroy my home?
Carpenter ants cause damage as they burrow through wood at your home. Their pathways look like smooth, round tunnels and can exist anywhere they nest. Carpenter ants are typically drawn to wet wood as opposed to dry wood. This means that they can be found in places such as damp wood in decks, door frames, window frames, and occasionally insulation. Although they do not cause extensive damage like termites would, their presence can lead to greater issues if left untreated for a long period of time.
Do you currently have an active carpenter ant infestation?
For residents with an active carpenter ant infestation at home, the Cooper Carpenter Ant System focuses on eliminating active ant colonies. Detailed inspections are performed to locate carpenter ant trails and with pinpoint accuracy, our pest management professionals deliver the system. The ants feed on the bait, taking it back to the colony where it is fed to other ants, thus destroying the colony. The system includes identifying carpenter ant trails, utilizing baits and traditional materials as necessary. The program is available only through Cooper Pest Solutions.
Can I get rid of carpenter ants myself?
Carpenter ants have a very complex set of biology and behavior. Consumer products that you can find at big box retailers look like an inexpensive alternative, but they cannot solve the infestation like a professional can because they do not get to the root of the problem. Without the knowledge of carpenter ant biology and the skills to implement the proper techniques with professional materials, store-bought ant control products are essentially a waste of money and your time. Carpenter ants come back year after year if their nests are not targeted properly and destroyed.
What is Cooper’s Carpenter Ant System Service?
Cooper Carpenter Ant Renewal
After the Cooper Carpenter Ant System is deployed and the ants are eliminated, preventative measures are deployed by the Cooper team. The renewal option is a preventive chemical treatment around the exterior of your home to keep carpenter ants out. It comes with unlimited service calls should carpenter ants reoccur in your home.
With this renewal program, there is no preventative treatment made to your property, but you have full coverage should carpenter ants re-infest your home. This means that the service is a more chemically conservative option and still leaves you with the fallback plan of the Cooper Carpenter Ant System.
What is covered under the Cooper Carpenter Ant System?
When you purchase either of the two available Cooper Carpenter Ant Renewal options, any re-infestations you may have are solved at no extra cost to you since we will re-implement the Cooper Carpenter Ant System.
Why should I consider the Carpenter Ant System Service?
Carpenter ants can become a serious economic pest when they infest your home since they are very efficient at destroying wood. While they do not eat wood, they will keep chewing through it to expand the size of their nests as the size of the colony increases.
Is this service unique in the pest industry?
Carpenter ant services are by no means unique to Cooper Pest Solutions. Prevention backed by the highly effective Cooper Carpenter Ant System (our approach to the problem) can only be found at Cooper.
What makes The Cooper Carpenter Ant System different?
Our preventative treatments employ a broad spectrum applications of pesticides and you have the specialized Cooper Carpenter Ant System as a backup. This system is special because it does not rely on traditional pest control methods, instead it places baits where the ants are sure to encounter them and bring them back to their nests. By tracking the trails that the ants use, Cooper′s technicians can get the very best results and will have a far better chance of eliminating colonies than if they simply used traditional pesticides. We also keep up with all of the latest research and developments in the industry so that the Cooper Carpenter Ant System is providing you with the most effective products on the market.
How is the Cooper Carpenter Ant System convenient?
You don′t even need to be home while the treatment is performed for any of Cooper′s preventative treatments, nor do you have to be home for the Cooper Carpenter Ant System treatment, should you need it. In fact, there are no preparations at all for the Cooper Carpenter Ant System or the preventative renewal. This is a stark contrast from other companies’ services which require a great deal of preparation from you before they can be performed.
What research backs the Cooper Carpenter Ant System?
All of Cooper′s carpenter ant treatments are developed based on understanding the biology and behavior of the ants. Our knowledge of how best to prevent carpenter ant infestations and eradicate the ones that are already established in your home comes from research conducted by our staff entomologists, Richard Cooper. Our entomology team also is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to testing and researching new products. This means that our team has a solid understanding of all the products used on your property and how they can be made to work as efficiently as possible.
How soon can you get here?
At Cooper Pest Solutions, our goal is to provide fast, convenient service, with the peace of mind that you are in good hands. We understand that pest problems can be stressful and overwhelming, so we strive to have one of our representatives meet with you the same day or very next day.
The Cooper Carpenter Ant System is now available for purchase online! Click the button below to schedule online for fast technician dispatch.
Is the treatment environmentally friendly?
There are many eco-friendly options available. In addition, all products used by Cooper Pest Solutions are EPA registered for pest control use. Our highly trained pest control professionals will follow all appropriate label requirements in an effort to keep pets and humans safe.
At Cooper, we have successfully treated and protected homes in NJ and PA from carpenter ants for over 60 years! Contact us today to schedule a free evaluation or to learn more about our comprehensive carpenter ant service.