Florida Carpenter Ant Facts
- Typically Florida Carpenter Ants are 5/8th of an inch in length.
- Florida Carpenter Ants can be black, red or light to dark brown in color.
- Florida Carpenter Ants destroy wood and feed on other insects causing as much damage or, in some cases, more than caused by termites.
As their name suggests, red and black carpenter ants have black abdomens with reddish-brown thoraxes and heads. Also known as Florida carpenter ants, this species is largely found throughout Florida and ranges in distribution north to North Carolina and west to Mississippi, with colonies that may contain up to eight thousand individuals.