The 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 that are hard to reach.
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.