Carpenter ants are anywhere from 2.4 to 13 millimeters in length, and they are black, brown, red, orange or yellow, according to Orkin. The color and size of carpenter ants vary based on the species and even within a col... More »

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 » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Advance 375A Ant Bait, Maxforce Carpenter Ant Bait Gel and Taurus SC are effective products for killing carpenter ants, according to Do It Yourself Pest Control. Alpine Ant & Termite Foam and D Fense Dust are also highly... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Carpenter ants have a varied diet, feeding on sugar, meat and other insects. They also eat honeydew, a secretion from aphids. They are sometimes thought to eat wood, but this is untrue; instead, they chew and dig out gal... 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 » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Kill carpenter ants by using boric acid, an odorless and non-staining compound available in dry powder or liquid form, writes Orkin. Puff the boric acid into cracks or crevices that carpenter ants use to navigate around ... More »

Flying ants can be distinguished from other flying insects thanks to their hind wings being smaller than their front wings, their elbowed antennae and their thin waists that narrow at the thorax. Other winged insets, suc... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants