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Pests We Treat Case Studies: Carpenter Ants destroy tree in Shrewsbury, NJ

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Jim Regan

Challenge

Carpenter ants season is upon us! When I arrived at one of my accounts in Shrewsbury, NJ for a routine service, I found a rotting cherry blossom tree full of carpenter ants in front of the home. The customer hadn’t noticed and this could have been a dangerous situation with such an unstable tree. I immediately let the homeowner know what I found. 

Solution

Although the homeowner loved this particular tree, there was nothing that could be done to save it, it was rotted throughout. He walked quickly to his garage and grabbed a chainsaw. When he cut down the tree, tons of carpenter ants scattered everywhere. I had my trusty B&G sprayer on hand ready to saturate the colony. so they would have no chance of moving to another part of their property.