Category: Ants

Do carpenter ants bite?

Carpenter ants can bite you, but it’s not common. They will likely do it in self-defense. These bites aren’t dangerous to your health. Carpenter ant bite symptoms Carpenter ant bites aren’t serious and don’t appear as a distinct bug bite or sting. You may notice a bite if you’ve... more
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Pharaoh Ants Habitat

Pharaoh ants are commonly found in commercial food handling establishments such as hotels, grocery stores and hospitals. Inside, they nest in warm, humid areas near food and water sources. Nests are usually located in inaccessible areas such as wall voids, behind baseboards, in furniture and under... more
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Carpenter Ant Nest Location

Carpenter ants found inside a home may be coming from a nest (or nests) in the house or from the surrounding property. Workers may travel hundreds of feet from their nest in their search for food. Ants use foliage or branches contacting the house as skywalks to increase access to the house. Entry... more
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Finding the source of where ants are coming in

Ants are generally going somewhere, and coming from somewhere. Instead of swiping them up, take your time to follow the train in both directions. Most likely, you’ll be able to find their food source — whether it’s a juice spill or a dirty spoon in the dishwasher — and where they’re... more
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Ants are super smart.

Ants are social animals — they touch each other, share food with each other, and communicate with each other — which means a lot of the home remedies people whip up aren’t going to do much for them. If you put something in front of them, like a chalk line or lemon peel, they’ll probably go... more
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Damage by carpenter ants

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Carpenter ant nests consist of irregular tunnels in which eggs are laid. The small white immatures are fed by workers until they develop into adult ants. Damp or rotting wood is especially attractive for ant nests because they feed on fungal growth and the softer fibers make tunneling easier.... more
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Prevent Carpenter Ants from Coming into your Home

Firewood, stumps, trees. Carpenter ant activity in a tree is often a secondary issue and can be a sign that the tree has wood rot. Untreated landscape timbers, decks, porch steps, and pillars Structural modification Discourage ants by replacing moist or rotting wood with pressure... more
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Common carpenter ant nesting sites

In or outside the home Damp areas where rainwater comes in or where plumbing leaks or seepage occur: Window and door sills Behind downspouts In walls where gutters overflow Under shingles Below a leak in a roof valley Under dishwashers and washing machines Under shower or... more
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Carpenter Ant Food sources

Carpenter ants eat almost anything people eat and are especially fond of sweets, fats, and proteins. Other insects, dead or alive, are a major part of their diet. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not actually consume the wood of trees, stumps, or structures but they do use it for... more
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Carpenter Ant Habitat

Carpenter ants live both outdoors and indoors. They make their nest in or near moist, decaying or hollow wood. Chewing into the timber, they will carve tunnels through which they will travel and nest. This makes them a renowned pest due to the amount of damage they can cause to property. The parts... more
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