Nov 14, 2019

Identify Carpenter Ants

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#Look at the color. Carpenter ants are usually brown or black. Some are a combination of black and orange. While  you need more than color to figure out if you have carpenter ants, noting color is a good place to start.<ref>http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/household/ants-house/ent-2013/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 1 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Look at the color. Carpenter ants are usually brown or black. Some are a combination of black and orange. While  you need more than color to figure out if you have carpenter ants, noting color is a good place to start.<ref>http://citybugs.tamu.edu/factsheets/household/ants-house/ent-2013/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 1 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Note size. As you observe ants, try estimate their size. Carpenter ants are not very big. Normally, you will see worker ants around your home. They are generally 3/8 to 1/2 an inch.<ref>http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 2 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Note size. As you observe ants, try estimate their size. Carpenter ants are not very big. Normally, you will see worker ants around your home. They are generally 3/8 to 1/2 an inch.<ref>http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 2 Version 4.jpg|center]]
#*However, in some areas carpenter ants tend to be smaller. In Minnesota, for example, some carpenter ants are only 3/16 of an inch. When noting size, look to other characteristic as well.  
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#*However, in some areas carpenter ants tend to be smaller. In Minnesota, for example, some carpenter ants are only 3/16 of an inch. When noting size, look to other characteristic as well.
 
#Watch for a round thorax. The thorax refers to the segment of an ant just below its head. Carpenter ants have a rounded thorax. The upper surface should be evenly rounded throughout.<ref>http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 3 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Watch for a round thorax. The thorax refers to the segment of an ant just below its head. Carpenter ants have a rounded thorax. The upper surface should be evenly rounded throughout.<ref>http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/insects/find/carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 3 Version 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Look at the antenna and waist. The midsection of a carpenter ant should be pinched and slim in appearance. Their antennae will be bent slightly.<ref>http://www.orkin.com/ants/carpenter-ant/carpenter-ant-identification-how-to-identify-a-carpenter-ant/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Look at the antenna and waist. The midsection of a carpenter ant should be pinched and slim in appearance. Their antennae will be bent slightly.<ref>http://www.orkin.com/ants/carpenter-ant/carpenter-ant-identification-how-to-identify-a-carpenter-ant/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 4 Version 3.jpg|center]]


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