It is the beginning of a famous old song, but in this case it signifies the beginning of ant season in Chicagoland. Carpenter ants are one of the most common household pests in the Midwest. While they are obviously a nuisance indoors, these ants damage wood by hollowing it out to make nesting space.
Carpenter ants are also the largest pest ants in the United States. The most common in our area is the black carpenter ant. To help you identify this pest the typical adult, known as a “worker” ant, is black, wingless and varies from ¼- to ½-inch in length. To be certain, look for the carpenter ant’s smoothly rounded thorax.
They probably won’t go away forever without professional help. In the Western Suburbs of Chicagoland and throughout our area that comes with a phone call to Kurt. He is the owner of Chicagoland’s ant control experts A Complete Pest Solution. At the first sign of carpenter ants in your home call Kurt at (630) 464-1542.