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Carpenter ants in my garage.


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#1 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 23 2023 - 4:03 PM

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There has been a large amount of Camponotus Pennsylvanicus or Modoc appearing in my garage recently they have been just walking around doing apparently nothing. I think they might be living in my house. They have found their way into my basement as well but i think they just hitched a ride from straw in my garage to my ducklings in the basement. Does anyone know how to exterminate them safely? I know this website is to help keep ants but I love my house. We don't want to call an exterminator but we will if i have to.

#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 23 2023 - 4:19 PM

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C. modoc are not found in Virginia.
Camponotus will not eat your house. Just put out some Terro ant gel if you want to get rid of them. Blocking external entry points would probably do the trick in a safer way, too.
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#3 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 23 2023 - 4:58 PM

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I thought Camponotus drill into and live in houses.

#4 Offline LowQualityAnts - Posted May 23 2023 - 5:55 PM

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I thought Camponotus drill into and live in houses.

they don't unless your house has some serious water damage in an area

#5 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted May 24 2023 - 4:09 AM

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Okay good to know.
I will check for water damage then go from there.




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