first step in carpenter ant control is a thorough inspection in
and around the structure. You'll want us to inspect all areas that
are conducive to carpenter ants from the ground level to the roof
peak. Carpenter ants are most active at night. Sometimes an evening
inspection is necessary to locate a difficult carpenter ant problem.
The key to eliminating carpenter ants is locating the colony. This
is often difficult as the carpenter ants usually locate their nest
inside wall or ceiling voids where it is hard to get at.
Also where carpenter ants trail into a building is not always
where the main colony is located. Carpenter ants sometimes form
satellite colonies where they enter and exit a structure. Satellite
colonies are in between the main colony and food locations or swarming
locations. The ants may enter at a location and then climb through
walls and rafters to where the nest is really located. After the
nest or entrance ways have been determined the wall or ceiling
void may be drilled and treated to eliminate the entire colony.