Carpenter Ants

PMPs rank top 5 most-prevalent species

December 6, 2017 By
Carpenter ants top our State of the Industry lists this year. Read more»

Successfully manage carpenter ants by using the 3 i’s

April 26, 2017 By
Successful carpenter ant management comes down to “interview, identify and inspect.” Yes, those big black ants come every spring, but then they disappear! This homeowner comment is common — and should alert the technician that there is a problem with carpenter... Read more»
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Carpenter ants aren’t always evil

April 24, 2017 By
Let’s set the record straight: Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are not all “evil” or “bad.” They play a positive role in forested environments. Carpenter ants nest in both living and dead trees, as well as rotting logs and stumps. In... Read more»
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Interior carpenter ant nests aren’t always in wood

March 22, 2017 By
Carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) are important pests. In some regions, they are the primary wood-destroying insect (WDI) encountered by pest management professionals (PMPs). The textbook signs of an infestation include damaged wood and evidence of frass (wood shavings), which often... Read more»
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Ants: Oral transfer serves newfound role in colony development

December 6, 2016 By
A new study suggests trophallaxis in the Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus) plays a previously unknown role in communication: it enables communal control of colony phenotypes. Ants and other social insects such as termites use trophallaxis, or oral fluid exchange, to... Read more»
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Termites vs. carpenter ants: Know your wood destroyers

May 6, 2016 By
Chances are you’ve experienced a customer call (or dozens) for “a termite infestation,” only to find no evidence of such pests on-site, but a lot of telltale signs of carpenter ants. It’s a fairly common mistake for the public to... Read more»

Carpenter ants use tree branch as pathway into home

May 2, 2016 By
“The Dark Side of a tree branch is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be … unnatural.” Allen Langley, president of H&H Pest Control Inc. in Shelby, N.C., will do whatever it takes to solve a customer’s pest... Read more»
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Ask the expert: Carpenter ant, phorid fly and yellowjacket Q&A

April 4, 2016 By
Email your questions about insect identification and pest management technologies and techniques to Dr. Mampe. Your questions most likely will be printed and answered in one of Pest Management Professional’s upcoming Ask the Expert columns. Q: Several months ago, we... Read more»
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Tips & Tricks: How Carpenter Ants Gain Access to Attics

November 29, 2014 By
Carpenter ants are the largest ants found in attics. Because they’re a wood-destroying organism (WDO), it’s important to find the nest quickly. Carpenter ants gain access via overhanging tree limbs or electrical service wiring. Damp, rotting wood is common near... Read more»
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Tips and Tricks: Are Termites the Problem? Location Makes a Difference

August 23, 2014 By
When we talk about wood-destroying insects and organisms (WDI/WDO), we tend to think only of subterranean termites — although this might depend on your location: The Northeast tends to focus on carpenter ants. But don’t forget to inspect for powderpost... Read more»

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