Carpenter Ants are the largest of our common ants, they are structural ants primarily taking advantage of moist and rotting wood, wall voids, insulation etc, their natural home is in the trees, stumps, in or under fallen trees and standing trees.
Carpenter ants may be seen in an infested building at any time of the year, searching for food at considerable distance from their nest.
People often see a fine sawdust or debris in piles where the ants have cleaned their canals out after tunneling.
Carpenter ants can do considerable damage and weaken the structural integrity of the building if left unattended.
We have other species of ant, that can invade our home and become a nuisance!