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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants - Large, black ant measuring 1/4\" to 1/2\" long. They prefer to nest in wood damage by water or areas that are moist. They do not consume wood, they excavate it, creating areas to nest. Carpenter ants nest in moist wood including rotting trees, tree roots, tree stumps, and logs or boards lying on or buried in the ground. They can also nest in moist or decayed wood inside buildings....

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Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bee - Carpenter bees resemble bumble bees, but the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black; bumble bees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings. Despite their similar appearance, the nesting habits of the two types of bees are quite different. Bumble bees usually nest in the ground whereas carpenter bees tunnel into wood to lay their eggs. Bare, unpainted o...

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Cicada Killers

Cicada Killers - At least 3 different species of wasps construct nests in the ground in Indiana. These \"digger wasps\" include the cicada killer wasp, the largest wasp found in Indiana. Cicada killer wasps may be up to 2 inches long. They are black with yellow markings on the thorax and abdomen and they have rusty colored wings. The great golden digger wasp is slightly smaller. The abdomen is red...

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Crazy Ant

Nest Site/Characteristics: Crazy ants are noted for their erratic movements. They appear to be lost and confused. Colonies tend to be small, with up to2,000 workers and 8–40 queens. The presence of numerous interconnected colonies may result in larger infestations. Colonies may spontaneouslyabandon one nest site and move to another. Inside, crazy ants usually nest under floors and in wall voids,...

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