Carpenter Ant Treatment
How We Control Carpenter Ants
Initial treatment: Locating and eliminating the existing nests within the house. Chemically treat the attic and subarea if accessible. Spray interior crack and crevice and exterior foundation perimeter. Drill, inject, and fogging of wall voids if necessary.
It is not our company's policy to drill and inject the entire structure, because it is unnecessary.
One full year of maintenance service is included with the initial carpenter ant treatment. The purpose of the follow-up is to keep a close eye on your home to make sure that ants have been eliminated and kept out for one full year.
Maintenance Spray for Carpenter Ants
4 Exterior Perimeter Sprays
(Every two months during the active months of March-October – NOT quarterly!)
- Springtime Spray: Perimeter foundation
- Summertime Sprays (2): Perimeter spray where ants frequently travel
- Fall Time Spray: Foundation spray to carry your home through the winter months
Purposes of a Maintenance Spray
- Keep your Carpenter Ant guarantee (if you originally had a full carpenter ant treatment)
- Minimize pests
- Reduce spiders -- Does not necessarily eliminate all spiders
- Monitor pest problems
Carpenter Ant Pre-Treatment
Pre-treatment is for New Construction
The interior wall voids are power sprayed with Timbor. This is a once in the lifetime opportunity to protect your house against pests and the timing is crucial. That time is . . . after the wiring and plumbing has been installed, but prior to insulation of the walls and sheetrock being hung.
If there is an attic space, this area is dusted after the sheetrock is installed and before the insulation is blown into the attic.
This treatment is an excellent non-toxic way to protect your house from carpenter ants, anobiid beetles and termites. It is also a wood preservative and a fire retardant. Timbor is odorless and lasts a lifetime as long as moisture is never introduced into the structure.
Contractors please be aware, some of our clients have been unhappy that they were not made aware of the overwhelming battle with carpenter ants in our area.
The fact that something could have been done during construction that would have had a major effect on the carpenter ants, leaves them disappointed in their contractor because he failed to notify them.