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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 15:23

Carpenter Ant Control


Carpenter Ants feed off of moist or partially decayed wood. They will be found where water leaks onto the wood. Carpenter Ants increases after sunset particularly in spring and summer. They act as termites; however, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter Ants will do damage on the house but damaging the wood they are trying to build their nests upon.


Many of Carpenter Ants mounds will be found in these areas: moist wall voids, attics, flooring or sub flooring, ceilings, windows, skylights, hollow doors, dishwashers, trash compactors, plumbing, pipe chases outdoors, trees, stumps/dead trees, landscape timbers, woodpiles and fences, leaf litter, debris piles, mulch beds, roof lines and gutters, soffits and vents, windows and door frames, utility entrances, sheds and doghouses, and trash containers. More on How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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Carpenter Ants

Saturday, 2. January 2010 12:41

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Common Name: Carpenter ant
Latin Name: Camponotus spp.
Common Family Name: Ants
Latin Family Name: Formicidae

Other Names: Origin: Many species of these ants are native to North America, with several species seemingly the most likely to invade structural wood members. There are many destructive species in the Pacific Northwest states, as well as from Florida to the northeast to the southwest and in Hawaii.

Carpenter ants are large, highly poisonous ants. indigenous to many parts of the world. They prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests. Sometimes carpenter ants will hollow out sections of trees. The most likely species to be infesting a house in the United States is the Black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Despite it’s name the Black carpenter ant may have yellow markings on it. Be wary of this variety as the sting is very painful.
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