Carpenter ants have all black, 3-segment bodies with occasionally a red middle. Each colony may contain up to 5,000 ants or more and is likely made up of a queen (2cm), winged reproductive ants (1.5cm), and worker ants (1 to 1.5cm). Although carpenter ants chew through wood, leaving sawdust like particles, they do not actually eat wood.
When to Watch Out for Carpenter Ants
Often early in the spring carpenter ants will invade our indoor living spaces either crawling or flying.
If you see this behaviour in your living spaces please consider the following:
Call Pest Doctor in Nanaimo
Remember the Pest Doctor staff at the office in Nanaimo is available to answer any and all questions you may have regarding carpenter ants and other local pests and their treatments.
All carpenter ant treatments come with reliable guarantees and warranties.