Outdoor control of carpenter ants | Bug Tip Tuesday

Often, carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors.

Look for nests in:

  • Trees
  • Stumps
  • Roots
  • Fence posts
  • Landscape timbers
  • Other wood structures

Try removing the wood with the parent colony. When that is not possible, contact a professional to treat the carpenter ant nest.

Trim branches that overhang buildings or electrical wiring to avoid giving carpenter ants easy access to your home.

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