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28 April

Spring Ant Problems? Carpenter Ants and Termites

Are you spotting large black ants in your kitchen and bathroom?  No one wants insects crawling around their home.

Carpenter Ant Problems

Carpenter ants usually walk in long trails. Their large black or brown body have a waist and bent antennae. It is easy to confuse carpenter ants with termites. Termites have lighter colored bodies and a straight antennae. Both these bugs are wood destroying insects. When their colonies expand, swarmers or winged ants appear. Read this article if you are dealing with termites.

Carpenter ants hollow out wood to create a home for the ant colony. They prefer wood that is wet. In your home, you are most likely to find carpenter ants around windows, roof eaves, decks and porches. Worker ants (no wings) are most active at dusk or at night.

Control for carpenter ants can be difficult because they forage over a large area. For help with controlling any wood destroying insect, please call Suburban Exterminating at (516) 864-6900 or (631) 864-6900.

 

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