Daily Pest Profile - Carpenter Ant

Sep 18, 2009, 19:35 PM by User Not Found
Physical Characteristics
Carpenter worker ants are 1/8" - 1/2" long and Queens are 1/2" - 5/8" long, black in color

Carpenter ants are found in large colonies with several queens. Carpenter ant colony nests are usually found in wall voids, insulation, rotting fence posts, decaying trees and can be very destructive to trees and will forage up to 300 feet from the colony nest. Carpenter ants are attracted sqeets such as; honey dew, fruit,plant juices,eggs, meat and other insects.

Most infestations of Carpenter ants can be controlled with Clark's Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.