Carpenter Ant Identification
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What Do Carpenter Ants Look Like?
Some people might have some trouble distinguishing a carpenter ant from a drywood termite. This can sometimes be difficult because termites and carpenter ants do look very similar, especially during the spring and fall when the winged ones start to fly around.
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Carpenter Ants Size, Shape, and Color
- Carpenter Ants are 1/4 inches to 1/2 inches long.
- Carpenter ants have visible waists and have bent antennae
- Carpenter Ants have 6 legs
- Carpenter Ants do not have stingers
- Carpenter Ants will vary in color from dark red to black
Carpenter Ants Nest Damages
Carpenter Ants can be found in damaged or dead trees, tree stumps, mulch, and wood piles. Indoors, Carpenter Ants are usually found where wood has has excess moisture from a pipe or other leak. Carpenter Ants will leave behind holes in wood and kick out debris that includes sawdust and insect parts.
Carpenter Ants Geographical Range
There are several species of Carpenter Ants and they can be found throughout the United States.