Carpenter Ants

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

  • Carpenter Ants are black
  • 1/4 to almost 1 inch

Environment

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

Threats

  • Carpenter ants 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 work well to eliminate carpenter ants
  • Gel baits applied along known trail locations
  • Perimeter treatments with non-repellent products

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