Skip to Content
Serving the Colorado Springs, & Douglas & Teller Counties
Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant Identification & Prevention

What are carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are large and black or reddish brown. They make their homes in wood. Foraging workers have rather large mandibles with which they can bite or give a strong pinch. Workers vary greatly in size from ¼-inch to ¾-inch in length. 

If you are experiencing a carpenter ant infestation in your home or business, you need safe, professional pest control services that you can trust. High Country Pest Control has been serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas for more than 30 years. We use eco-friendly treatments and non-invasive techniques to solve your residential pest control problem without disrupting your daily life. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!

Are carpenter ants dangerous?

Carpenter ants excavate galleries in wood, preferring wood that is moist or unsound. Though not as destructive as termites, carpenter ants can damage the structure of wood with their activities. They can also contaminate food, and their presence is unsightly.

How do I know if I have a carpenter ant problem?

Carpenter ants are active foragers, traveling great distances in search of food or harborage. Even colonies established outdoors may send worker ants inside structures to feed on a variety of items. This ant species prefers areas in homes associated with wet or damp wood, such as around water leaks or behind gutters. These ants do not eat wood — they simply chew it up and spit it out. This is why a great deal of consumers finds “saw dust” particles close to the infested site.

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

A professional pest control treatment is the best way to reduce carpenter ants in a given area. High Country Pest Control offers a professional treatment for the reduction of carpenter ants. Our technicians are thoroughly trained to address your ant problems. Don’t waste time and money on over-the-counter remedies or unprofessional service. Call High Country Pest Control for reliable home and commercial pest control service and a free phone quote today!

How can I prevent carpenter ants in the future?

Professional perimeter/interior treatments with residual materials and carpenter ant-specific baits are effective in reducing carpenter ant infestations. However, the key to the control of carpenter ants is to professionally treat the main colony and as many satellite colonies as possible. As a homeowner you should: 

  • Correct any moisture problems.
  • Seal as many cracks and crevices as possible.
  • Remove dead stumps around your home.
  • Re-locate woodpiles and wood debris away from the home.

Why Choose High Country Pest Control?

Quality Is Our Commitment
  • Local Service
    We are a local business that knows local pests. We are your neighbors, and we care about our community.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    From the start, our commitment has been to ensure 100% service satisfaction.
  • Safe Treatments
    We care about you, your children, and your pets. Our treatments are safe for all of you and for the environment.
  • Local Professionals
    We are a local business with experienced pest professionals. We have over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry.
Quality Is Our Commitment

When you need pest control for your home or business, you can count on High Country Pest Control to deliver the quality services you need. We use effective and environmentally friendly methods that are tough on pests and safe for your family. No matter what pest problem you find yourself dealing with, High Country Pest Control will take care of it quickly and with excellence. High Country Pest Control is the company to contact for quality pest control delivered with pride. Call us now!

    "Thank you for your services!"

    High Country Pest Control has provided a reliable and effective service in getting rid of all kinds of bugs at my new home. They are professional, quick to respond, and have a very kind and friendly staff.

    - Emily M.
    "Outstanding Service"

    The tech that came to my house was absolutely amazing. They were quick, efficient, timely, and walked me though the process thoroughly and answered my dozens of questions. I was really impressed with the professionalism and the quality of their service.

    - Soleil W.
    "10/10 I highly recommend!"

    Jeremy has been our technician for years and has been amazing to work with. The office staff for scheduling and payments are great to work with as well. Very professional and exceptional customer service.

    - Valerie D.
    "Highly recommend!"

    I’ve been using High Country Pest Control for over a year now. Extremely pleased with Jerold and the service provided. He’s knowledgeable, thorough, and tremendously reliable, and it’s a very fair price for the service provided.

    - Christina S.
    "Can't go wrong"

    Service is always when they say it'll be, they didn't try to upsell to me when I first called over a year ago. Very reasonable when it comes to cost as well. If I could do it again with them for the first call I would.

    - Matt L.
    "Love Them!"

    High Country Pest always gives complete and thorough service. I’ve been with them several years-great company!

    - Tonya V.
    "We are so impressed!"

    High Country keeps everything so simple!! As a native of CO, We have been using them for years and I have no plans to cancel.

    - Katie H.
    "I highly recommend them!"

    We have continued to use High Country Pest Control for the last two years and have continued to be very pleased with their service and the results! They are always timely, friendly, helpful and are knowledgeable about their craft.

    - Kristen B.