The creeping ivy plants on the side of your home, while aesthetically pleasing, are also a prime real estate spot for carpenter ants to build their nests. To prevent carpenter ants from entering your home, keep ivy growth to a minimum and check it regularly for ants or signs of other insect nests.
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