How can you tell a Carpenter Ant from a Pavement Ant?

I have some ants on my back porch. They’re bigger than a sugar ant. Also, have seen an ant with wings. They’re less 1/4 of an inch long. I put out some Advance Carpenter Ant Bait but they don’t seem interested in it.

I’m at a loss. If they’re carpenter ants, I want to get rid of them as soon as possible before they end up in my house.

Bitten by red imported fire ants, what else should I put on to help the itching/swelling?

Yesterday I was walking & accidently stepped into a fire ant nest. I have about 15-25 bites on my right foot. Once I looked down & saw the ants crawling on my foot, I ditched my shoe & ran dragging my foot through the grass. There was a lot of burning. About 30 -60 min later I got home & washed my foot with cold water & soap. I didnt think it was a big deal & didnt look into it more, but I put Lanabiotic (bacitracin, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B sulfate, pramoxine HCl, aloe, benzoic acid, mineral oil, petrolatum, silica, tocopheryl acetate) on the bites the same day i got them.

Its been 1 day & I can confirm i dont have a serious allergy to fire ant bites but the swelling hasnt gone down and I havent gotten the pustules yet… all articles i read said that pustules formed about 30-60 minutes after the bite? I put bleach and water on my foot (perhaps too late to work now) and more Lanabiotic. I’m putting baking soda + water on my foot after the bleach settles in. What else can i do?
Also I havent experienced any stinging from the sites of the bites except just when I got stung by the ants. My only problem is swelling/itching. I experience occasional burning but its not much and it actually feels quite good (seems to sooth the itching – idk if its the medicine or the venom)

What is the correct treatment for a carpenter ant problem?

We noticed that we have carpenter ants in a wood beam of our home on the outside. We were hoping that this would be resolved with one pest control application, but Orkin wants to set up a quarterly application plan, which entails a lot more money. What is the typical application procedure, and do we really need the "quarterly plan?" I appreciate your input in advance.

Ant Control : How to Kill Fire Ants With a Natural Remedy

If you have a fire ant infestation, and don’t want to risk damage with pesticides, you can use natural remedies to kill your ants off. Destroy ant infestations naturally with help from an expert exterminator in this free video. Expert: Michael Piacenza Bio: Michael Piacenza, technician and K-9 handler, joined Advantage Pest Control in 2007 to expand upon his eco-friendly service offerings and initiate his K-9 termite inspection team. Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz Series Description: Ants are a common pest in households that contaminate food and spread disease. Stop ants and save your home with help from an expert exterminator in this free video.