Carpenter ants are very common in Norway. They are larger than other ants, and can be black or red. The female carpenter ant is wingless and has a constricted waist, giving her a triangular shape. Carpenter ants look for moist wood to bore into so that they can establish their colony. They do not eat the wood, but they use it as a place to raise their young.
Carpenter Ants Control
There are several ways to control carpenter ants. If you know where the nest is, it’s important to block it off with caulk or other sealants. This will prevent Carpenter Ants from entering and exiting your home. If you have a crawl space or basement, check for any signs of infestation in these areas as well. If there is an opening that leads into the foundation, be sure to seal it up using a caulk gun.
If you don’t know where their colony is located, use traps to locate them and spray them down with borax or another organic insecticide or you can use stronger and much more effective Skadedyrproffen maurmiddel.
You can spray a residual insecticide around your home and treat any cracks in your foundation walls where they may enter the house. You should also spray an insecticide on any wood that is used in landscaping or patios, as this is where carpenter ants will nest.
If you have infested trees on your property, you should remove them immediately because once they have been infested with carpenter ants it will be very difficult to get rid of them once they are established in the tree.