These ants are correctly named as you tend to see them in the cracks in your driveway, building their mounds. Other places you might see them is in your basement or anywhere where their might be soil exposed under rock or concrete. Their colonies can have many queens and tend to be the biggest in the summer. They mainly eat what they have outside but can find thee way into your home if there is food left about. They tend to be light to reddish brown and more of a nuisance and eye sore than anything. They can sting and cause slight irritation if threatened.
These are the largest species of ants in Boise Idaho and one of the most destructive, requiring pest control and prevention. Their body varies in color but black or red and black are most common ranging from 6-13mm. They tend to stay outside in the woods and log piles, making their homes in the wood present.
They eat other insects, honey dew and other food waste in or out of the house. They get their name from their ability to build a nest to of wood structures. These ants don’t eat the wood but burrow inside the wood and make nesting areas. This can lead to structural damage within your home or office and can very expensive to repair.
If you need pest control in the Boise area for carpenter ants give us a call today.