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Why Carpenter Ants Are A Year-Round Problem

DATE POSTED: September 15, 2017

It can get cold in New England. It is surprising that any ant can survive here. But they do. Ants are incredibly resilient. And there is no ant more resilient than the carpenter ant. Why do we say this? Because carpenter ants have the unique ability to live in our nice warm homes with us. This not only keeps them safe from the cold but also gives them the ability to be destructive all year long.

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Landscaping Tips To Help Avoid Carpenter Ant Infestations

DATE POSTED: July 14, 2017

If you need some help avoiding carpenter ants this year and every year, you will need some tips to make your home less attractive to them. They are just seeking food, water, and shelter for their colonies, but carpenter ants can wreak havoc in your home. Finding their satellite and remote colonies can be extremely difficult.

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Not all ants are created equal

DATE POSTED: June 22, 2017

Ants are a part of most of our everyday lives this time of the year. From seeing ants scurrying along the sidewalk to the occasional little pest crawling on our leg when we are trying to enjoy a bit of sunshine in the yard, ants have become so common that we barely even notice them anymore. We don’t even kick up too much of a fuss when we see one looking desperately for an escape route when…

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Carpenter Ants: A Year-Round Pest

DATE POSTED: December 28, 2016

New Englanders truly have a love/hate relationship with Old Man Winter. The skiing is great, the snow is beautiful, and the temperatures are not. There is a saying; the only two seasons in New England are preparing for winter and winter. That’s true for pests as well. As homeowners all over the area are ordering home heating oil and stacking wood, pests like carpenter ants are finding a safe…

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Why Am I Seeing Flying Ants This Spring?

DATE POSTED: June 15, 2016

It can be disturbing to find winged ants crawling around on the inside of your windows in spring, especially if they are big and black. Large black ants with wings look a lot like wasps. The good news is that they don't sting. But we have some bad news too, news that is directly connected to why you're seeing flying ants inside your home.

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Do Carpenter Ants Bite?

DATE POSTED: March 16, 2016

Big Blue Bug Solutions has been helping homeowners in Southern New England for over 80 years; over time our professionals have heard and seen it all! This is why we encourage anyone who has a question about pests to not hesitate and contact us with any type of pest control question! Specific pest questions that we receive a lot from homeowners are about carpenter ants, and more specifically-…

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