Carpenter ants are large, black ants that can be recognized by their large heads and thoraxes. They can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, fields, gardens and homes.
Carpenter ants are social insects that live in colonies with one queen and several hundred workers. Each colony has a single entrance hole or “doorway” located in the wood or soil where they reside. The workers forage for food outside the colony and bring it back to feed the queen and young larvae. Carpenter ants do not bite or sting humans unless threatened.
The most common species found in homes is the Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus). They are attracted to moisture-damaged wood because it provides shelter from predators and parasites as well as a water source for drinking and digestion of food particles. Carpenter ants prefer softer woods such as pine or cedar but will also inhabit hardwoods like oak or maple if necessary.
The best way to get rid of carpenter ants is to treat them with an insecticide that is specifically formulated for their elimination or with stokkmaur maurmiddel pakke. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label carefully so you don’t accidentally hurt yourself or your family members while treating the infestation site with the poison spray or dusts.
If you want to avoid using chemicals, there are several home remedies that can help you kill off carpenter ants naturally without harming pets or children in your home (or yourself).
But, the safest and the sure way to get rid of carpenter ants is to contact pest control services that are experts for carpenter ants and let them clean your property for you professionally.