Carpenter Ants

Pavement ants, Cornfield ants

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Carpenter ants are social insects that typically live in underground colonies, made up of workers and a queen. Ants will eat practically any kind of food, but are especially attracted to sweets. Ants are easily identifiable due to their three distinct body region: head, thorax and abdomen, as well as antennae. Despite similar construction, ants vary in overall appearance. Small or large ants and brown or black ants are common nicknames for different species.​

Winged ants could also be cornfield ants, pavement ants, or carpenter ants. These swarms of ants leave the colony once a year between May and September.

Completely eliminating both the parent and satellite nests is a process and can take multiple visit and treatments. Both physical maintenance, like landscaping, and chemical methods should be applied for the best outcome.