Carpenter Ants | Sprague’s Entomologist gives us a brief overview of these pests and their behavior

Carpenter Ants are known to cause significant damage to all kinds of structures. These mostly black bodied pests are found around damp, dead wood which are attractive areas for nest building. Instead of eating the wood like termites do, carpenter ants simply hollow out pathways inside wood. Certain parts of structures, e.g., around the underside of windows and decks, are most vulnerable to moisture and most attractive to the pest.