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Are Carpenter Ants Still Active?

DATE POSTED: October 17, 2016

There are more than 600 species of ants crawling around the United States, but if you have large black ants in your Massachusetts home – chances are good you have carpenter ants. Despite the name, these crawling social insects do not actually eat wood (or build anything with it!) but they are able to chew their way through wood to get to where they’re going, damaging furniture and…

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Signs Of A Carpenter Ant Infestation

DATE POSTED: June 30, 2016

Living in the Northeast, we tend to have more months in the year that are cold rather than warm. For some people this is a joy; for others it’s a long countdown to wait to see the groundhog in February. This cold weather tends to draw in unwanted pests that are seeking food and warmth. Ants are one of the most common pests to enter into your home. If you have spent any time at all living or…

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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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