Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Do beneficial nematodes work against carp. ants?

Posted by Rob_chicago z5 chicagoburbs (My Page) on
Thu, May 12, 05 at 16:25

I was wondering if beneficial nematodes would work against carpenter ants in our yard (and our tree!). Anyone have experience or knowledge? Is there a particular species of benny nematode I should look for?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Do beneficial nematodes work against carp. ants?

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Sun, May 15, 05 at 0:35


As for the tree, the carpenter ants are in the dead part of the tree. They did not kill that part of the tree nor are they damaging the living portion of the tree.

RE: Do beneficial nematodes work against carp. ants?

They may not be damaging any living portions, but they'll chew away until the tree is so weak it topples through our house with a gust of wind. Carpenter ants hollowed out a 4-foot diameter willow in my parents backyard. It was this-close to cracking and going straight through their nieghbors' living room.

And, of course, that's not to say the ants won't chew through our house either.

Anyone know of any organic (or as organic as possible) means of eliminating a carpenter ant colony? (Not just moving, eliminating.)

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Integrated Pest Management Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here