Tag: Ants

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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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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Carpenter Ant Characteristics

Carpenter ants are dark in color, but sometimes with a hint of maroon or reddish-brown. Colony sizes range from 2,000 to 3,000. They can reach up to about an inch in length, which makes them one of the biggest species of... more
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Black Ant Habitat

Black ants will typically make their nest in soil. Places such as lawns, under paving slabs or at the base of walls make a popular nest site for them. They will travel large distances in search of food, often encroaching into people's homes as a result. They, however, do not usually make a nest in... more
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Black Ant Characteristics

Black ants are black in color. The worker ants are up to .2 inches while the queen is up to .4 inches in length. They are monogamous, meaning that they only have one queen ant per colony. The colony size typically contains 4,000 to 7,000 workers, though some have been known to reach 15,000. by:... more
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Carpenter ant identification

Generally, carpenter ants are red or black in color or a combination of both. They can also be brown. Carpenter ants have six legs, three body sections, antenna, and sometimes wings. Carpenter ants can be between 1/4 and 3/4 of an inch in length. In the United States, they live primarily in... more
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