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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants - Large, black ant measuring 1/4\" to 1/2\" long. They prefer to nest in wood damage by water or areas that are moist.
They do not consume wood, they excavate it, creating areas to nest.

Carpenter ants nest in moist wood including rotting trees, tree roots, tree stumps, and logs or boards lying on or buried in the ground. They can also nest in moist or decayed wood inside buildings.

Wood decay may be caused by exposure to leaks, condensation, or poor air circulation. Nests have been found behind bathroom tiles; around tubs, sinks, showers, and dishwashers; under roofing, in attic beams, and under subfloor insulation; and in hollow spaces such as doors, curtain rods, and wall voids. Carpenter ants may also nest in foam insulation. Back