Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant

 

 

 

 

 

The various species of Carpenter Ants are the largest domestic species of ants. The most common species is the Black Carpenter Ant,Camponotus pennsylvanicus.

Identification

  • Black
  • 1/4 to almost 1 inch

Environment

  • Nocturnal will exit their nest galleries 15 minutes after sunset in large numbers
  • Frequently form satellite colonies within structures near moisture or heat sources

Threats

  • Invade kitchens during the summer months in search of food and water
  • Can invade the structure if moisture damage is present

Treatment

  • Granular baits applied around the perimeter of the structure and within the landscape
  • Gel baits applied along known trail locations
  • Perimeter treatments with non-repellent products