carpenter ant

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ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs

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Editor's Note: We're all about DIY, but carpenter ants (and termites) are pests that can cause serious structural damage to your home, and their nests can be difficult to locate.
Hughes and his colleagues found that the infected carpenter ants were always latched onto the undersides of leaves 10 inches above the ground and almost always on leaves growing from the northwest side of the plant.
The carpenter ants were likely introduced to the nursery in palms shipped from Florida, as this species is known to nest in leaf axils of palms (Warner and Scheffrahan 2005).
Mature carpenter ants produce swarmers that spend their winters in nests and take flight in the spring.
Carpenter ants do not actually eat wood--they bore into the substance to make their nests, which are extensive networks of galleries that usually are started in soft, decayed areas.
Efficacy of broadcast applications of abamectin (Advance Granular Carpenter Ant Bait), hydramethylnon (Maxforce), and spinosad (NAF-464) baits was tested in mid June 1998.
In the Northeast, simple and inexpensive measures to keep wood dry will reduce carpenter ant damage in buildings.
2012), and they are referred to as carpenter ants because they prefer soft wood of live or dead trees, which facilitate the construction and maintenance of the nest in arboreal habitats (Fernandez 2003; Yamamoto & Del-Claro 2008).
Role of relative humidity in colony founding and queen survivorship in two carpenter ant species.
A: Carpenter ants are probably using the tree as a home, rather than a food source.
He said that in initial exercises, the dogs were able to tell the difference between carpenter ant droppings and Asian longhorned beetle droppings.
We have 24 healthy hens and were hoping that our free rangers would control our carpenter ant problem (in addition to providing fresh eggs).
If you are seeing a lot of ants or small piles of sawdust-like material in random spots in or around your home, you are most likely suffering from a carpenter ant infestation.
A pest comes in many forms--a subterranean termite, a powder post beetle, or a carpenter ant.