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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- “do…

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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 of a…

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What Are These Large Black Ants In My Rhode Island Home?

DATE POSTED: June 29, 2015

When you say big, how big do you mean? There is a black ant that is only about 1.5 mm to about 4 mm, that can get into homes. It is appropriately called the little black ant. If these are the ants you have, you don't have much to worry about. They don't do structural damage to your home. And, although they have a stinger, it is too small to hurt you.  

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Treating Carpenter Ants

DATE POSTED: April 20, 2015

Carpenter ants are a silent threat. They are stealth in their movements. Leaving few traces that they exist they can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your building before you even realize they are there. Why are they in your home or building and what are they doing there? But the biggest question is, how can you get them out and keep it that way?

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