Carpenter Ants. By Vince Palmere, Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. If you live around trees, and most people do, you probably have carpenter ants around your home. Carpenter ants are typically large ants, although the size of the workers can vary in a single colony.
The home colony may still be nearby, in a rotting stump or wood pile in the yard, up to 100 yards away. Tracking down and eliminating the home colony is the only way to rid yourself of the ants permanently. In the meantime, here’s a list of things you can do to control and eliminate carpenter ants:
Here is our advice on some of the most common insects you may find in your log home: Carpenter Ants. Carpenter ants differ from termites by having dark-colored bodies, narrow waists, elbowed (bent) antennae, and hind wings shorter than front wings (if they have wings). Carpenter ants are very common and are frequently seen in the open.