Carpenter Ant Eradication involves locating the ants inside the home and evicting them from the wall voids where they most likely have setup a satellite colony. Once the ants have been eradicated from the home a follow-up visit is needed to eliminate any new hatch outs that were resistant to the initial treatment. Unhatched eggs from a carpenter ant colony are protected and may survive the treatment. Residual treatments may slow or eliminate the hatch outs but a follow-up treatment should be conducted to insure 100% success. After the inside treatment, a barrier treatment is applied to the outside to prevent re-entry. Barrier treatments last about 90 days.
Little Black Ants
Little Black ants that tend to gather in the kitchen in this part of the country are generally in search of carbohydrate sugar and may return each year for their annual spring feeding. The nest is most likely in the wall void adjacent to the kitchen and is larger then you think. Although not a wood destroying ant like the carpenter ant they can be quite the nuisance and an unsightly addditon to your kitchen countertop