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Ants, though considered small by most people, come in many sizes and varieties. While some may come around to invade cupboards for food, then split, others, like carpenter ants, hang around and cause significant damage to homes and buildings.

But what exactly are carpenter ants and all the questions that one can ask about them? Below, you’ll find most of your answers in our carpenter ant faqs. But please keep in mind, carpenter ants can be quite a severe problem, notably if they are nesting in your house. To prevent significant destruction and stop a carpenter ant invasion at its source, think about contacting a Farmington Maine Pest Control expert at (207) 491-6961 or by filling out our contact form here. Keep your home secure and structurally sound with our inspection, and we’ll help you stop carpenter ants.

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What do Maine carpenter ants look like?

Maine Carpenter Ants can vary in coloring, but they are black and range between 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch.

There are three broad carpenter ant size groups, each with specific jobs. The primary workers are the largest ants in a colony. Intermediate carpenter ants are mid-sized ants, and minors are the smallest. Intermediates and minor ants collect most of the food and build the colony.

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I see big black ants that have wings. Could those be carpenter ants?

Yes. Both the males and females may have wings at specific times of the year (mainly in the spring), allowing them to fly to find mates and form new nests.

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Carpenter ants are so big, Can they bite or sting me?

Carpenter ants can bite, and they have powerful jaws. A bite can be pretty painful, mainly if they insert formic acid into the bite’s wound. The acid produces a burning sensation which hurts it won’t cause any permanent damage.

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How did the carpenter ants get into my home?

Carpenter ants can enter your home through doors, windows, pipes, utility wires, and by an overgrown tree or shrub branch that provides a route to your house.

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Whay are carpenter ants eating the wood on the outside of my house?
Contrary to what most people think, carpenter ants don’t eat wood. They use their powerful jaws to dig up moisture-damaged wood to create tunnels where they build a nest! The sawdust called frass, you see near carpenter ant areas, is from the wood pushed out by the ant, which would not be present if the ant ate the wood.

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Can I get carpenter ants with an insect spray when I see them?

Spraying a few carpenter ants crawling around your home won’t do much if they come from a major colony where the queen lays eggs. To get rid of carpenter ants, you need to get rid of the major colony, and that’s what Farmington Maine Pest Control can do for you.

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How can I prevent getting carpenter ants?

Spraying a few carpenter ants crawling around your home won’t do much if they come from a major colony where the queen lays eggs. To get rid of carpenter ants, you need to get rid of the major colony, and that’s what Farmington Maine Pest Control can do for you.

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I think I may have acpenter ants in my mobile home. What should I do?

Each year we see an increase in carpenter ant invasions in Maine mobile home’s walls, floors, and ceilings. In these areas, they tend to live in the insulation and go out to seek nutrition. Carpenter ants find the insulation as appropriate nesting material, and the humidity from condensation offers vital moisture. In these cases, sufficient ventilation is of prime concern both within these confined locations and beneath the mobile home.

In the case of your mobile home, professional carpenter ant advice and services from Farmington Maine Pest Control serve your best interests.

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I had a carpenter ant treatment from you, but why do I see more around the house

It is not uncommon with our treatments to see an increase in the volume of ants within days of our initial treatment. With our treatments, the worker ants don’t die immediately. Our spray treatments active ingredients attach to the ant and are carried to and passed on to other members in the nest.

During the initial treatment phase, you must be patient and allow the carpenter ants to pass on these toxic ingredients to the colony. Please note that our treatments are harmless to you, your pets, and all mammals.

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