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Carpenter Ant Facts

  • Typically, Carpenter Ants are no longer than 1/8th of an inch; yellowish brown to dark brown in color.
  • Outdoors Carpenter Ants typically nest near moisture sources and in dead or decaying wood.

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Carpenter ants are a common pest in North America, well-known for building their nests inside wooden structures, including homes, rotting trees and tree stumps. Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not consume the wood but instead carve out tubular pathways through which they can travel. As a result, they sometimes leave behind a sawdust-like substance known as frass.

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