Carpenter Ant

FACTS, IDENTIFICATION & CONTROL

1.     Appearance:

-Size: 3.4 to13mm long

-Color: black

-Other: largest ant in new jersey

2.     Behavior:

-Life cycle:

-Reproductive cycle: queens lay 9to16 eggs a year an may live 25 years.

-Diet: sweets and meats

-Habits: nest in woods but do not eat wood. they feed on insects as well as sweets and meat

3.     Habitat

-Location: moist, decaying or hollow wood

-Conducive conditions: moisture accumulation and damaged wood

4.     Damages and Hazards

-cause serious damage to wood and can damage the foundation of your home. Treatments is highly recommend by professional.

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