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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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May In Maine

DATE POSTED: May 20, 2016

It is the end of spring in Maine. Time to put away the snowshoes and skis, time to hang the sled up in the garage, and time to pack away the winter clothes. Things are warming up outside, and that means trips to the beach, cookouts, and pool parties. Yup. Mainers look forward to the end of spring and the beginning of summer. You know who else does? Carpenter ants.

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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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Carpenter Ants Active In Winter?

DATE POSTED: February 19, 2016

Winter in Massachusetts comes with a bitter cold and lots and lots of white fluffy stuff. Neither of these appeal to insects. So, it only makes sense to assume that your home is safe from carpenter ants in the winter, right? While it is true that carpenter ants are not likely to tunnel through the frozen ground or fly through the freezing air, you may actually still be at risk.

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Are These Carpenter Ants?

DATE POSTED: November 23, 2015

If you've been living under a rock (pun intended) you may not know what a carpenter ant is. So let me tell you. A carpenter ant is about ⅛ to ½ an inch long, depending on the species. They can be all black, all red, or a combination of those two colors.

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Carpenter Ants Go Viral!

DATE POSTED: October 16, 2015

Google is not the only place that is seeing high traffic from carpenter ants. Here in the Northeast we are still seeing very high incidences involving carpenter ants in and around homes and businesses. The good news is that the typical ‘busy season’ for these destructive little black ants is early spring through early October. This means that, for the most part, they should become less…

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