Carpenter Ants



1/4-3/4 inch

Usually black with brown bands and fine hairs on abdomen.

Three sections to body.

Some will have wings when swarming.

Capable of biting. Not stinging.


Presence of ants.

Piles of sawdust, with or without insect parts in it.

Damaged wood channeled with a sanded appearance.

Found throughout house but mostly in kitchens, bathrooms, under insulation and moist areas.

Hibernate in winter but can emerge during warm spells.



Wall void treatment with fumigants and dusts.

Treat nest areas.

Spray sills.

Treat travel routes.

Spray exterior foundation.

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant