Did you know that carpenter ants don’t actually eat wood? They prefer to eat insects.
Did you also know?
- Winged carpenter ants can resemble termites and often confuse homeowners.
- Carpenter ants have become a major threat to homes in Florida. They invade homes in search of food and will establish colonies in areas where they can find moist or decaying wood.
- The carpenter ant queen is the oldest living insect. Living up to 25 years.
- They will travel 1,000 feet from their colony to search for food.
For more information about carpenter ants and how to avoid carpenter ants getting into your home, please visit our Pest ID page on carpenter ants in Florida.