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Carpenter Ant Info & Identification
Carpenter ants are social insects that live in colonies. They prefer to build their
nests in wood, making tunnels, galleries and chambers. The surface of the
tunneling is smooth, as if a carpenter had sanded all the surfaces.
As carpenter ants prefer moist and/or partially decayed wood, they are good
indicators for homeowners that an area of their home has a moisture problem that
needs their attention.
These are a few of the locations carpenter ants like to nest.
Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in the United States.
Adults vary from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch. The largest of the colony is always the
Queen. (Image below)