Ants

How to Deal with Carpenter Ants in Wall Voids

How to Deal with Carpenter Ants in Wall Voids

Carpenter ants can be very destructive ants by creating parent and satellite colonies. They are known to split into smaller colonies that consist of multiple queens. Satellite colonies differ from their parent colony in that satellite colonies prefer dryer climates than their parent colony. Parent colonies prefer the damp environment of tree stumps or fallen…

Why to Remove Infested Carpenter Ant Tree

Why to Remove Infested Carpenter Ant Tree

Carpenter ants are very fond of wood and what can be better than a tree stump which can provide the carpenter ant queen to establish an empire? The reason why trees need to be removed from the property is that the tree can serve as a bridge and can invite ants to spill over into…

What is the best way to identify Carpenter Ant damage?

What is the best way to identify Carpenter Ant damage?

Noises in the Walls If you assume you have carpenter ants in the wall, simply knock on the wall and you should hear gentle rustling inside. This rustling noise, not unlike that of cellophane, is common when the ants are burrowing through the wood or moving around in the wall. It is best to contact…

How to Identify a Carpenter Ant Queen

How to Identify a Carpenter Ant Queen

Carpenter ants are fascinating little creatures. The carpenter queen measures about 2 cm in length, and depending on the type of carpenter ant, they can be yellow-red, dark brown, or black. After mating with the carpenter ant, the queen loses her wings by shedding them. The queen carpenter ant prefers damp and rotten wood to…

How to get rid of flying ants?

How to get rid of flying ants?

Having flying ants is a big problem already, but imagine having ants with wings on them. The reason why you see this peculiar looking ant flying around is that they are specially designated to breed to form other colonies. Carpenter ants are usually confused with termites due to their similar structure. When you see an…

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants Near Your Trees

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants Near Your Trees

If you’re dealing with ant infestation you must take the necessary steps to eradicate the presence of carpenter ants. Carpenter ants like trees for one important reason: Wood. Carpenter ants love logs and stumps especially older ones that. The reason for this is because the wood contains a lot of moisture and because of that,…

How Carpenter Ants Build Nests?

How Carpenter Ants Build Nests?

Carpenter ants are well known for their skills to damage wooden structures. They are a big problem in homes in their search for food. Carpenter ants, surprisingly,  eat both animal matter and plants in their natural diet or eat insects and other invertebrates and body fluids from other insects. They look for food around the…

Home Remedies and Carpenter Ants, Do They Really Work?

Home Remedies and Carpenter Ants, Do They Really Work?

The main problem with resolving an ant problem yourself is that it usually takes a large amount of money for finding temporary solutions. Most of the websites offer only temporary relief and always advice on the use of natural treatments or harsh chemicals. Not only are treatments claimed to be very effective the truth is…

Do Carpenter Ants Create Many Nests?

Do Carpenter Ants Create Many Nests?

Carpenter ants are fascinating creatures and are remarkably different than what you regularly would find in your regular tiny ants. Each carpenter ant has a certain role in the colony. The queen is the most important carpenter ant in a colony because of her ability to lay eggs and to give birth to future generations. …

Do Carpenter Ants Can Destroy Treated Wood?

Do Carpenter Ants Can Destroy Treated Wood?

Contrary to popular belief carpenter ants do not have any interest in consuming wood, unlike termites. Rather, carpenter ants use their mandibles to construct an interaction network inside of wooden structures by tunneling and digging their way into it. They usually are  thousands in number and can cause significant  damages in a relatively short amount…