Carpenter ants can weaken the structure of wood given enough time, according to the University of Minnesota Extension. The level of damage gradually increases and depends on how long a colony has been present. More »

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Carpenter ant infestations are indicated by piles of wood shavings, the presence of smooth holes in wood and the emergence of large, winged ants from the structure. Worker ants don't have wings and aren't necessarily a s... More »

Carpenter ants are six-legged insects that typically create nests in moist wood environments, such as tree stumps and other forms of dead wood. They are commonly identified by their black or dark brown coloration, evenly... More »

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Carpenter ant infestations are indicated by piles of wood shavings, the presence of smooth holes in wood and the emergence of large, winged ants from the structure. Worker ants don't have wings and aren't necessarily a s... More »

Carpenter ants typically have four wings with rounded tips, while termites have longer, pointed wings. Carpenter ants also have front wings that are larger than the back wings, while termite wings are equal in length. More »

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Exterminate carpenter ants by locating and destroying the satellite colony, addressing moisture issues, changing damaged or rotten wood and destroying the parent nest, according to the University of Minnesota. Use insect... More »

Carpenter ant nests contain both parent and satellite colonies, and all colony sites must be removed to completely control the infestation. Effective control methods include using chemical treatments, removing decayed wo... More »

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