Early detection and prompt eradication of carpenter ants are essential to prevent structural damage.
Carpenter ants play an important role in the balance of nature because they help in decaying dead trees. However, they are considered pests when they invade and infest homes and businesses. Large colonies can be extremely destructive and may be a cause of structural damage.
Carpenter ants can cause extensive damage to homes and offices if not treated. Ant elimination can be difficult for those without prior experience. Therefore, carpenter ant control is best left to trained professionals who have the proper skill and knowledge.
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There are many species of carpenter ants that may infest residential and commercial buildings.
Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in New Jersey. Their size ranges from 1/4 to a full inch. In New Jersey, the most common invader is the black carpenter ant.
Carpenter ants can live both indoors and outdoors. These ants prefer to nest in decayed logs, roots, stumps and posts. They chew wood to build their nests, but they don’t actually eat the wood. They just excavate wood to create galleries and tunnels. Their diet includes insects, honeydew and food that we eat such as sweets, meats and fats.
CARPENTER ANTS VS TERMITES
Both carpenter ants and termites destroy wood. Physically, these two don’t look the same. Carpenter ants have three body segments while termites only have two. Both the carpenter ants and temites have four wings. The back wings of the carpenter ants are shorter than the front wings; whereas the four wings of termites are equal in length.
The tunnels or galleries made by carpenter ants are smooth. On the other hand, those created by termites appear rough and ragged. Since carpenter ants merely hollow wood and do not consume it, there will be piles of sawdust-like materials seen below their nests. Although these two both love wood, pest control measures are different for each. To correctly identify an infestation, it is important for property owners to call the experts.
SIGNS OF A CARPENTER ANT INFESTATION
- Visible carpenter ants and winged carpenter ants called the swarmers
- Presence of excavated wood particles
- Rustling sounds inside walls and other wood structures
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
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Blog Posts About Ants
Posted by Megan Howard @ 6:04 am August 8, 2014
Carpenter ants live in colonies. They have a class system wherein the queen will produce workers to create her tunnels of galleries while they search for food and provide her protection. They are considered pests because of how they create their nests in wood. Behavior and Habitat For carpenter ants to create colonies, they will need mature male and female winged reproductives to mate. They mate and swarm during early spring to summer.
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Posted by Megan Howard @ 11:00 pm June 2, 2014
Some of the most common types of ants encountered in homes are carpenter ants and regular pavement ants. These two types of ants have their own similarities, which makes some homeowners to be confused about them. However, there are so many differences that can be found with these two ants. If you regularly encounter ants at home, better know their differences, especially if you suspect to have a carpenter ant colony in your home…
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