Carpenter ants gain access to a house through tiny cracks or small openings such as those created by plumbing or wiring. They are frequently found inside walls, in ceilings, under outdoor siding, in the wood near foundat... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

The best way to get rid of flying ants, or carpenter ants, in a home is to locate the nest, drill 1/8-inch holes into the wall and inject desiccant dusts such as silica gel, diatomaceous earth or boric acid directly into... More »

Flying ants in the house often signify a carpenter ant infestation, especially when they are found in colder months. Carpenter ants are commonly mistaken for termites, which also have wings, resemble an ant and can be fo... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Carpenter ants bite when their nests are disturbed. Biting is a defense mechanism for the carpenter ant, which uses its strong wood-cutting mandible to ward off any potential intruders. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

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 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 »

Stink bugs infest a house by entering through cracks and small openings or voids, usually in the late summer, according to Orkin. The bugs enter homes at this time because they are seeking shelter from the winter months,... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects