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Carpenter Ants

Camponotus species

Carpenter Ants in North Carolina
Color Varies depending on species, from red to black or a combination. The two most common species are black.
Legs Six
Shape Segmented; Oval
Size 5/8"
Antennae Yes
Flight No

Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests. Their excavation results in smooth tunnels inside the wood. Carpenter ants range in size from one-quarter inch for a worker ant to up to three-quarters inch for a queen.

Habits

All species mainly attack wood that is or has been wet and damaged by mold. Even though these ants first invade wet, decayed wood, they may soon begin building paths through dry, undamaged wood. They usually come into buildings through cracks around doors, windows, or through holes for wires. They will also crawl along overhead wires, shrubs, or tree limbs that touch the building far above the ground.

Habitat

Carpenter ants build their nests outdoors in various wood sources, including tree stumps, firewood or landscaping. They need a constant water source to survive. They will enter homes through wet, damaged wood.

Threats

Carpenter ants damage wood through their nest building. If they gain entry to a structure, they pose a property threat.

Carpenter Ants can be found in Contiguous states

Prevention

Because carpenter ants require a water source, eliminate sources of moisture or standing water. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.

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Serving NC including the Greater Fayetteville area
Our North Carolina Service Area
Cities in Cumberland County, NC
Cumberland
East Fayetteville
Falcon
Fayetteville
Fort Bragg
Hope Mills
Linden
Pope Army Airfield
Spring Lake
Stedman
Wade

Cities in Harnett County, NC
Angier
Buies Creek
Bunnlevel
Cameron
Coats
Dunn
Erwin
Kipling
Lillington
Mamers
Olivia

Cities in Hoke County, NC
Raeford

Cities in Lee County, NC
Broadway
Cumnock
Lemon Springs
Sanford

Cities in Moore County, NC
Aberdeen
Carthage
Eagle Springs
Highfalls
Jackson Springs
Lakeview
Pinebluff
Pinehurst
Robbins
Southern Pines
Vass
West End

Cities in Randolph County, NC
Asheboro
Cedar Falls
Franklinville
Liberty
Ramseur
Randleman
Seagrove
Sophia
Staley
Trinity

Cities in Richmond County, NC
Cordova
Ellerbe
Hamlet
Hoffman
Marston
Norman
Rockingham

Cities in Robeson County, NC
Barnesville
Fairmont
Lumber Bridge
Lumberton
Marietta
Maxton
Orrum
Parkton
Pembroke
Proctorville
Red Springs
Rex
Rowland
Saint Pauls
Shannon

Cities in Sampson County, NC
Autryville
Clinton
Garland
Godwin
Harrells
Ivanhoe
Newton Grove
Roseboro
Salemburg
Turkey

Cities in Scotland County, NC
Gibson
Laurel Hill
Laurinburg
Wagram

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3708-B Ramsey St
Fayetteville, NC 28311
1-910-684-6501
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