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 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 »

There are many factors that differentiate carpenter ants from other species. Besides common black carpenter ants, some species are yellow or red. They are the most substantial species of ants that are commonly seen in ho... 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

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 » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

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

Boric acid is a common ingredient in many pest control formulations and is an effective stomach poison for ants. It is nonstaining and odorless, and it is usually added to a food attractant or bait. More »