Carpenter Ants in Vancouver

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Are there Carpenter Ants in Vancouver BC? Carpenter ants are the largest, black ants seen from March through to summer in Vancouver, North Shore, Whistler, Squamish and throughout the lower mainland. A second species of carpenter ant also seen throughout the northwest is similar in size but has a distinct red middle section with a black head and thorax like the more common Modoc.

There are usually 4 distinct members of a nest: winged males, winged females, major workers and minor workers. Sizes range from 0.5″ minor workers to 1″ winged females.

Carpenter Ants in Vancouver Frequently nest in moisture-damaged wood inside houses and rotten stumps, trees, retaining walls, etc… around the property.

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