Early Onset Carpenter Ant Woes: Isn’t April Too Early?

Carpenter ant on tree bark

A few weeks ago we wrote about the many impacts of the mild winter and early spring and said we would touch base soon about what it means if you see carpenter ants in your home in early April. Carpenter ants will gradually begin to emerge from their dormant state, and when they do, they will be hungry. You would be too if you hadn’t eaten all winter.

Once temperatures are consistently above 70 degrees, usually in May, carpenter ants will be seen in many places, both indoors and outdoors foraging for food. At that time, if you see ants inside your home, it is possible they are foraging from a colony not based within your home.

But it is April and you say you are already seeing ants in your home? We have good news and bad news for you. First the bad news, those carpenter ants are not meandering into your house from elsewhere. They live there and the situation is not self-correcting. There is a colony somewhere in the confines of the structure and this group of scavenging creatures are likely doing damage. Keep an eye out for evidence, such as little piles of sawdust that reappear after having been swept or vacuumed. It is important to pay attention to where you are seeing traces of ants, this information can be very helpful to a pest elimination professional.

The good news is that when Braman Termite and Pest Elimination comes to treat your home you are going to reap the benefits of a lengthy warranty. At Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, your warranty against carpenter ants will not expire until March 31, 2017. So… if you see carpenter ants in your home already, don’t delay hoping they will go away. Call Braman today for effective, guaranteed carpenter ant elimination at 800-338-6757.