Carpenter Ant – Camponotus sp.
- black or black with a reddish brown body
- 1/4 – 3/8 inch in size
- abdomen covered in yellowish hairs
- establish nests in wood (especially decaying wood)
- foragers – they go out in search of nutrients but return to the outdoor nest
- living and dead insects, meats, and sweets, such as jelly, honey and honeydew excreted by aphids and other insects
- DO NOT eat wood but remove it to create galleries and tunnels
- damage wood, infest food and may bite
- Remove and replace water-damaged or decaying wood.
- Seal potential ant entryways.
- Remove food and water sources.
- Locate and destroy indoor nests to avoid re-infestation.