Nov 14, 2019

Identify Carpenter Ants

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#*Noting the antennae and waist helps distinguish carpenter ants from termites. Termites have straight antenna and a broad waist.  
 
#*Noting the antennae and waist helps distinguish carpenter ants from termites. Termites have straight antenna and a broad waist.  
 
=== Watching for Signs of Carpenter Ants ===  
 
=== Watching for Signs of Carpenter Ants ===  
#Look for piles of wood shavings. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, but they do burrow in it. They will burrow into wood furniture in your home, such as desks or cabinets. If you have a carpenter ant infestation, you may find piles of wood shavings just below wooden objects like desks.<ref>http://www.orkin.com/ants/carpenter-ant/carpenter-ant-infestation/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 5 Version 3.jpg|center]]
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#Look for piles of wood shavings. Carpenter ants do not eat wood, but they do burrow in it. They will burrow into wood furniture in your home, such as desks or cabinets. If you have a carpenter ant infestation, you may find piles of wood shavings just below wooden objects like desks.<ref>http://www.orkin.com/ants/carpenter-ant/carpenter-ant-infestation/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 5 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Listen for ants in the walls. Gently tap against the walls in your home while pressing your ear against the wall. Tapping often disturbs an ant nest. If you have an infestation, you may hear a light rustling sound.<ref>http://pestkilled.com/how-to-get-rid-of-carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 6 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#Listen for ants in the walls. Gently tap against the walls in your home while pressing your ear against the wall. Tapping often disturbs an ant nest. If you have an infestation, you may hear a light rustling sound.<ref>http://pestkilled.com/how-to-get-rid-of-carpenter-ants/</ref>[[Image:Identify Carpenter Ants Step 6 Version 3.jpg|center]]
 
#*While carpenter ants can nest anywhere in your home, they tend to prefer areas near window frames or water sources. It's not uncommon to find carpenter ants in a kitchen or bathroom, for example. Try tapping in these places to find nests.  
 
#*While carpenter ants can nest anywhere in your home, they tend to prefer areas near window frames or water sources. It's not uncommon to find carpenter ants in a kitchen or bathroom, for example. Try tapping in these places to find nests.  


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