Showing 4 types of CARPENTER ANTS
Many species of these ants are native to North America, with several species seemingly the most likely to invade structural wood members. There are many destructive species in the Pacific Northwest states, as well as from Florida to the northeast to the southwest and in Hawaii.
These are native species in Florida and nearby states.
Probably native to Southeast Asia, as Hawaii has NO native ant species, but it is one of dozens of ants species now found in the Islands.
This is a native species in western North America. While there are many other species of carpenter ants in North America this species is one of the most common in the West. Images for another common western species are also shown.