Carpenter Ants Cause Damage You’ll Never See
Location = Duxbury, MA
Superman has x-ray vision. Those x-ray glasses they sold in comic books are long past their prime plus were one heck of a sales gimmick AKA snake oil. Since us mortals down here on earth do not have x-ray vision how the heck do we see inside our walls??? The simple answer is we can’t. As a homeowner we fix things around our home that we see are broken. So often the signs of some type of repair show themselves in time to take action. We are not so lucky with carpenter ants. They often cause damage for years inside our walls and when they are finally discovered the damage can easily cost you thousands of dollars. It is a logical but costly mistake for homeowners. We see carpenter ants all over our yard but we assume that is all there is to it. It also takes a mature colony (4-5yrs old) to swarm. The problem is that they have anywhere from 3-15 colonies in + around your home. Satellite colonies are often located inside your home and are usually near a moisture issue, but not always.
The attached images show you the damage that carpenter ants can cause inside your home. It is one of the few types of serious damage that is NOT covered by homeowners insurance. With EHS you can protect your biggest investment for less than .62¢ per day………you spend more than that on a cup of coffee!!!
George E. Williams Jr., A.C.E.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist