It would appear that I have found carpenter ants in one room of our house. After killing around 20 of them I looked up a picture of them and believe the 20 I killed to be queens because they all have wings and look just like the pictures I found on the internet. What should I do?? Bug bomb? Call the Orkin man? 🙂 My concern is that they will destroy my home as well as cause chaos in my home with my 5 young children. The ones we found were in my young boy’s room on the second floor of the house. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Just like anyone that contacts us, we always recommend you read up on this pest first so you may better understand how they behave, the damage they do and how service companies will treat the problem. One you get this knowledge from our CARPENTER ANT ARTICLE, you should be able to decide if this is a problem you want to tackle yourself or call for professional help.
Please keep in mind the service is usually costly so doing it yourself can save a significant amount of money. That being said, if you’re not able to get an idea of where the nest or nests are located, it might be best to hire a service company because in the end, finding and treating the nest is usually critical to solving the problem.
Carpenter Ants: http://www.carpenterants.com/carpenter-ant-control