The black carpenter

Size Colour
between 1.5 mm to 13 mm
Black, dark brown, red, or tan

Description :

Ants' bodies are divided into three distinct parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. The thorax is joined to the abdomen by nodes. All ants have six legs, but only reproductive ants have wings.
The black carpenter ants are mostly a little larger than the average ant. It can up to 2.5 cm. They are also well known for their ability to damage wooden structures. These ants prefer building their nests in damp areas, rotting wood, etc. They feed on food crumbs, spilled food and are attracted by sugar.
Canada has over 100 species of ants, some of which are structure-damaging species and can take residence in or around your home.
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Identifying an infestation of Carpenter Ants Check all wet wood structures on your property; these can house Carpenter Ants. These galleries will have the shape of smooth tunnels carved in the wood. Carpenter ants leave traces of sawdust called "excretions" near their nest.

Treating a Carpenter Ant Infestation Check all the damp wooden structures in your home. If this wood can be moved, such as firewood, it should be moved away from your land. To limit the damage, store food in airtight Tupperware® containers. Do not let residues of food on counters, in dirty dishes or on other surfaces where your food is stored because it attracts them. Contact a certified professional pest control exterminator immediately.

Pavement Ants

size Colour
between 2.5 mm to 3 mm long
Pale brown to black


The Pavement ants have distinctive visible grooves on their head and body as well as having a single pair of spines on the thorax alone.
These ants usually build their nets along sides of houses, garages, patios which are build out of stones, concrete slabs or pavements. Although they do not pose a health risk, they can contaminate food.

Identify a Pavement Ant Infestation The body of the Pavement Ant is black and its legs are brown. If your home has concrete slab structures, check these areas for signs of infestation.

Treating a Pavement Ant Infestation An effective means of eradicating Pavement Ants is the use of sugar or protein bait traps solutions. Place traps at all places where ants have been seen. If you can not find the nest, use a spray treatment along the foundations and around the adjacent land.

Pharaoh Ants

Size Colour
The workers are a little over 2 mm long, while the queens reach 4 mm.
The workers ants are light brown to yellow while the queens are more of a reddish colour


The Pharaoh ants are easily confused with the thief ants; however, the main difference is their antennas. Their colonies can grow up to several hundred thousand.
These types of ants are very common and are much more common than people realize. They often go unnoticed since they are so small and blend it because of their color.
They’re very common in apartment buildings, grocery stores, retirement houses, hospitals, and many other locations.

Identify a Pharaoh Ant infestation The Pharaoh Ant is easily recognizable by its size; it is approximately 2 mm long and its body is yellow or red-brownish. Its abdomen (back part of his body) is darker. If you think you have an infestation of Pharaoh Ants, contact a professional exterminator immediately.

Treating an infestation of Pharaoh Ant The Pharaoh Ants are unicolonial, which means that several colonies can settle in the same building without being hostile to each other.
It is very difficult to eradicate because distant colonies can unite during an attempt to exterminate and repopulate the nests later. If you think you are suffering from an infestation of pharaoh ants, contact a professional exterminator without delay.

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