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Are you infested with carpenter
Carpenter ants prefer to live in dead, damp wood. This is where this large (.25 to 1 inch) ant likes to build its nest. They don't eat the wood, but they can hollow out sections of trees or pieces of wood in your home. This is the most common type of ant found in United States homes. There are over a thousand other species in the genus Camponotus.All ants in this genus, and also some related genera, possess an obligate bacterial endosymbiont called Blochmannia. This bacterium has a small genome and retains genes to biosynthesize essential amino acids and other nutrients. This suggests the bacterium plays a role in ant nutrition. Many Camponotus species are also infected with Wolbachia, another endosymbiont that is widespread across insect groups.
Carpenter ants will cut "galleries" into wood either inside or outside your home to move from location to location within the nest. Under windows, roof eaves, decks, and porches are the most common places to find these ants because they have the most exposure to moisture.Our expert exterminators will come to your property, assess the problem and offer you a solution.
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AcolonyofCarpenterAntsinyourhomecould presentstructuralissues.Wecanhelpyougetrid of them for good!Ourexperiencedprofessionalsareservingyouin the U.P. and Northern Wisconsin. Contact us today.
Are you infested with carpenter ants?
Carpenterantsprefertoliveindead,dampwood. Thisiswherethislarge(.25to1inch)antlikesto builditsnest.Theydon'teatthewood,buttheycan hollowoutsectionsoftreesorpiecesofwoodin yourhome.Thisisthemostcommontypeofant foundinUnitedStateshomes.Thereareovera thousand other species in the genus Camponotus.Allantsinthisgenus,andalsosomerelatedgenera, possessanobligatebacterialendosymbiontcalled Blochmannia.Thisbacteriumhasasmallgenome andretainsgenestobiosynthesizeessentialamino acidsandothernutrients.Thissuggeststhe bacteriumplaysaroleinantnutrition.Many Camponotusspeciesarealsoinfectedwith Wolbachia,anotherendosymbiontthatis widespread across insect groups.
Carpenterantswillcut"galleries"intowoodeither insideoroutsideyourhometomovefromlocation tolocationwithinthenest.Underwindows,roof eaves,decks,andporchesarethemostcommon placestofindtheseantsbecausetheyhavethe most exposure to moisture.Ourexpertexterminatorswillcometoyour property,assesstheproblemandofferyoua solution.