Florida Carpenter Ants

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Florida Carpenter Ant Facts

  • Typically 5/8th of an inch in length and can be black, red or light to dark brown in color.
  • Destroy wood and feed on other insects causing as much damage or, in some cases, more than caused by termites.

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As their name suggests, red and black carpenter ants have black abdomens with reddish-brown thoraxes and heads. Also known as Florida carpenter ants, this species is largely found throughout Florida and ranges in distribution north to North Carolina and west to Mississippi, with colonies that may contain up to eight thousand individuals.

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