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 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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Seeing winged carpenter ants in the home usually means that there are other carpenter ants with and without wings nesting nearby. There are a few simple ways to get rid of them using some basic household items. More »

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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 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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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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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 »