Prevent Carpenter Ants from Coming into your Home

  • Firewood, stumps, trees. Carpenter ant activity in a tree is often a secondary issue and can be a sign that the tree has wood rot.
  • Untreated landscape timbers, decks, porch steps, and pillars
  • Structural modification
  • Discourage ants by replacing moist or rotting wood with pressure treated or borate treated wood.
  • Trim shrub and tree limbs to prevent contact with the house.
  • Caulk areas where wires and pipes enter the house, as well as cracks around window and door frames.
  • Keep gutters clean to promote proper drainage.
  • Modify the grade along the house so that water drains away from the foundation
  • Store firewood in a dry location away from the house.
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