Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

Ending Carpenter Ant Infestations in New York City and New Jersey

Carpenter ants are among the most conspicuous in and around homes. Regardless of age or type of construction, all kinds of houses are vulnerable to infestation and damage by carpenter ants. Their colonies are very difficult to control because they can contain up to 3,000 workers. Fortunately, no mission is impossible with Unlimited Pest; we can solve your problem with carpenter ant infestations in New York City and New Jersey.

About Carpenter Ants and Our Treatments

1. How can you recognize a carpenter ant?

You can identify a carpenter ant through these characteristics:


  • Elbowed Antennae
  • Three Distinct Body Segments With a Slim "Waist"
  • Has Front Wings That Are Longer Than Back Ones
  • Various Sizes
  • Straight Antennae
  • No "Waistline"
  • Wings That Are Long and of Equal Length
  • Usually Only About 1/8 Inch in Length
2. What can carpenter ants do to your home?

Carpenter ants are insects that destroy wood. The USDA estimates that this insect causes over $5 billion in homeowner damage each year, greater than all fire, tornado, hurricane, and flood damage combined in the US.

These insects hollow out galleries in the wood when they invade a structure. Their nesting galleries’ smooth, clean, sculptured appearance characterizes this pest. These “perfect galleries” can diminish the structural integrity of your house.

3. How do carpenter ants get in?

Carpenter ants can enter your house while searching for food, moisture, and shelter in various ways, such as:

  • Crossing Utility Wires
  • Crawling up Your Foundation and Finding an Entry Point
  • Dropping From Tree Branches To Your House
  • Being Brought in Through Firewood or Other Objects
  • Walking in Your Front Door
4. How can we protect your home and property?

Our treatment programs comprise a full evaluation by one of our qualified inspectors. Once they gather data about your home’s structure, moisture conditions, evidence of carpenter ants, and possible entry points, we will create a treatment program tailored for your home. This program comprises all or some of the following:

House Illustration
  • 1.Treating Door Frames and Kick Plates
  • 2.Treating In and Behind Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
  • 3.Treating Areas of the Siding Connected To Decks, Patios, or Steps
  • 4.Treating Porch Framing, Ceilings, and Columns
  • 5.Treating Soffits
  • 6.Treating the Exterior Surface of the Property
  • 7.Treating Beneath Roof Shingles and Behind Rain Gutters
  • 8.Treating the Framing of Garage Doors
  • 9.Treating Pipe Chases in the Kitchen, Bathrooms, Laundry Room, and Basement
  • 10.Treating Window Frames
  • 11.Treating Crawl Spaces
  • 12.Treating Inside Cavities of Infested Trees
  • 13.Treating Wall Voids
  • 14.Treating Up and Under the Siding Around the House
  • 15.Treating Up and Under the Siding Around the House
6. How long does the treatment last?

We guarantee our carpenter ant treatments for a year, which includes re-treatment whenever necessary. Materials naturally break down, and other uncontrollable factors may contribute to re-infestation. That is why we offer our pre-emergent perimeter procedure annually when you renew your service agreement. This procedure includes exterior treatment and inspection of your house for your peace of mind.

We encourage you to renew your agreement to protect your house yearly. Let Unlimited Pest protect your home; after all, it is probably one of your largest investments.

7. What happens after treatment?

Depending on the building’s structures, it takes some time for the treatment to fully come into effect. But generally, you will see complete results in 2-4 weeks.

You may continue seeing carpenter ants outside your house because they can nest in trees and wood piles. They can also travel as much as 300 feet from their nest to forage for food. This is not evidence of a re-infestation. However, regularly seeing many carpenter ants in your home may mean you have a problem, and you should call for additional treatment.