Carpenter Ants

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Ant Facts

  • Can range in size from 1/12 to 1 inch (2 to 25 mm).
  • Typically live in large groups or colonies that can consist of millions of ants.

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Indigenous to most forested areas of the world, carpenter ant species thrive in high moisture areas, preferring moist, decaying or hollow wood, most commonly in forest environments. However, some species of carpenter ants have adapted to the dry areas in the American southwest, building nests in dry or rotting wood.

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