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Do Carpenter Ants Bite?

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Do Carpenter Ants Bite Humans?

There are many different species of ant in the United States and some of them are known to bite humans. Carpenter ants are one such species of ant and will bite people if they feel threatened. They will also bite any other animal, including pets if they think they are in danger. Carpenter ants are also known to bite if they think their nest is being attacked. It is not common to suffer a carpenter ant bite, and the bite is not dangerous to your health. 

What Happens When You Are Bitten By A Carpenter Ant?

Carpenter ant bites aren’t life-threatening and do not look like a distinct bug bite or sting. You might feel a slight burning sensation or see a red mark from the bite, but the symptoms won’t linger. Most likely, if you receive a bite from a carpenter ant it will probably go unnoticed. If you are particularly sensitive, you may notice a bit of swelling or inflammation at the bite site. 

Since carpenter ant bites do not contain venom, a carpenter ant bite will not put you at risk of having an allergic reaction. Ants do not transmit diseases, so you aren’t in any danger of contracting a transmissible disease either. 

How To Treat A Carpenter Ant Bite

If you notice a carpenter ant bite, immediately clean the site with either soap and water or isopropyl alcohol. If the skin is broken, apply antibiotic ointment to the bite and bandage if necessary. Do not scratch the bite, though it may itch for several days. Ice can help with the itching and swelling.

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