Test Your Knowledge: Carpenter Ant Quiz

We created this Carpenter Ant quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the Carpenter Ants? Check your answers with the answer key posted below.

  1. Males are ________________ than females. 
    1. Smaller
    2. Larger
  2. The only function of male ants is to ______________ during swarming.
    1. Find Food for the females
    2. Guard the nest
    3. Burrow through the wood
    4. Mate with females
  3. Circle the things which Carpenter Ants might eat: (More than one right answer)
    1. Moist wood
    2. Honeydew
    3. Live Termites
    4. Dry wood
    5. Grease
    6. Sugar
    7. Meat
    8. Dead insects
  4. In controlling Carpenter Ants, what is the key to success?
    1. Spraying around the house
    2. Removing wet wood
    3. Finding the nest
    4. Applying food away from the house
  5. Usually a Carpenter Ant nest will be in wood that is ______________.
    1. Around a food source area
    2. Around a dry area
    3. Around a moist area
    4. Around a sunny area
  6. Carpenter Ants will forage for food up to _________ yards from their nests.
  7. Circle the letter of those places below that could house a Carpenter Ant nest:
    1. Hollow tree
    2. Plastic decorator beams
    3. Firewood
    4. Porch pillar
    5. Under asphalt shingles
    6. Door between rooms
    7. Railroad ties used for landscaping
  8. Once the nest is found, the easiest and simplest control measure is to inject a small amount of _____________ into it.
    1. Residual Insecticide
    2. Non-Residual Insecticide
  9. Is it possible to hear Carpenter Ants inside wood?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  10. One way to help locate a hard-to-find nest is to place monitor traps around a room. They are best baited with __________________.
    1. Sugar products
    2. Grease products
    3. Water
    4. All the above


  1. A
  2. D
  3. B, C, E, F, G, H
  4. C
  5. C
  6. D
  7. A, B, C, F, E, G
  8. A
  9. A
  10. A
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