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Big Black Ants

Black Ants: Image of Black Carpenter Ant Worker   Invasion of big black ants in and around homes or business
   usually indicates an infestation of carpenter ants.

Carpenter ants are usually black, with the exception of the Florida
Carpenterant
which looks somewhat like a fire ant in color.  This wood
ant (as it is sometimes called) belongs to a colony that does have workers 
of various sizes.  The size variations of workers is one of the keys for identification when confronted with an ant pest.  An example of this would be to look at the Crazy Ant.  All of the workers in a crazy ant colony are the same size but the workers in a Carpenter Ant colony vary in size. 

Picture of Florida Carpenter Ant     Black Carpenter Ant 

When confronted with an invasion of "big black ants" your first step is to examine the property that is being invaded.  A thorough indoor and outdoor inspection is key to locating hot spots, entry points and satellite colonies of carpenterants.  Without this inspection, ant control techniques will often fail.  Successful pest control technicians know that going the extra mile (during inspections) will pay off in the form of less call-backs, more thorough control of the pest and satisfied customers.

The first and most important point in controlling carpenter ants is the inspection.  Many people will skip over the necessary exterior inspections that should be done after the sun has set.  For more details, read the Carpenter Ant Inspection web article.  After the inspection, correct techniques and ant pest control products can be chosen.  Without a proper inspection to guide or lay out pest management techniques, the black ants will continue to be a problem!

For details on how to control big black ants, go to carpenter ant elimination article for professional pest control products and how to use them.  Other useful information about carpenter ants:
Carpenter Ant Inspection    Carpenter Ant Control Products    Carpenter Ant Info

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