Carpenter Ants


One of the largest ants.


Black, red or yellow


1/4 to 3/8 inch long


Resides both outdoors indoors. Prefers moist, decaying or rotten wood

Interesting facts

Carpenter Ants will burrow inside damp or damaged wood but they do not eat the wood like termites. In removing wood, they leave frass/debris outside of the nest.


Builds two types of nests: parent colonies and satellite colonies. They will burrow inside damp or damaged wood. In removing wood, they leave frass or debris outside the nest.

How does Batzner get rid of carpenter ants?

Batzner service professionals are highly trained to find evidence of the carpenter ants and eliminate their nests. Infestations can be difficult to find, since the point of entry may be a long distance from the location of the nest. A Batzner Service Professional will locate all nests in moisture prone areas and perform a treatment directly to the carpenter ant nest to eliminate the population.

What steps can I take to control or prevent carpenter ants myself?

The best way to keep carpenter ants out is to make your home or building unappealing to them. Keep your property free from water-damaged or damp wood. 

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