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carpenter ants - Pest Control In Holland, MI

At Empire Pest Control, we pride ourselves on being the best carpenter ant pest control company in West Michigan. Seeing large black ants in or around your home in West Michigan? Finding tiny piles of sawdust in your house? Hearing tiny rustling sounds in the wall? You might have a carpenter ant infestation. Carpenter ants are so called because they burrow through wood. At Empire, we can put together a comprehensive carpenter ant treatment plan to remove them from your home.


Black, red, brown


0.64 - 2.5 cm




How to identify carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are large ants, usually black in color, often mixed with shades of red or brown. Their colonies live in nests carved out of decaying wood. Carpenter ants often travel together in large numbers, so you may begin to suspect you have an infestation when you continue to spot them outside, and eventually inside your house. As a colony grows, you may see winged carpenter ants (commonly referred to as swarmers) that are searching for a location to reproduce and start a separate satellite colony. In West Michigan, they are most active in the summer, and usually hibernate in the winter.


Damage caused by carpenter ants

Biting is not a concern, and carpenter ants do not carry noteworthy diseases. However, they can cause serious structural damage to your house. Because they make their nests in wood, they can weaken your house over time—and eventually, it could even collapse. Carpenter ant damage is often confused with termite damage, and sometimes it can require an experienced professional to tell the difference.

I had a great experience with Empire. Terry came out in a timely manner, sprayed inside and outside of my house for ants. I have not seen any since! They were a pleasure to work with! Highly recommend!

Chris R.

I had Ian out to my home for a carpenter ant treatment. He took the time to explain the different types of ants to me and wasn't phased by all my questions. I was very pleased how personable and friendly he was. I will be using Empire for ALL my future pest control needs and recommending them to my friends!

Kim J.

Empire was out and treated for carpenter ants a few weeks ago, amazing how quickly the problem was solved. I had them back for a mosquito treatment and now we can enjoy the outdoors more. Terry & Mason are fabulous!! High recommend!!

Melissa C.

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How Empire Pest Control tackles a carpenter ant infestation

In order to get rid of a carpenter ant infestation, we must first determine where they are coming from. We watch ant’s patterns as they move throughout the home to find possible points of entry. Once we’ve discovered where the majority of the activity is coming from, we place a chemical barrier around the home and use baiting techniques to control the colony. Then, once the colony has been dealt with, we recommend taking an additional preventative measure: correcting the moisture. Carpenter ants begin their nest building in damp wood that is easy to chew, so it is important to eliminate the moisture that attracts them. If you’ve got carpenter ants in West Michigan, give us a call—we can help.

What does it cost for us to treat carpenter ants?

We believe in being transparent about our pricing. We are happy to give you a more detailed quote, but these prices are our standard for carpenter ants treatment.

$225 - $265
initial treatment
$85 - $115
quarterly treatment
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