Appearance
One of the largest ants.
Color
Black, red or yellow
Size
1/4 to 3/8 inch long
Habitat
Resides both outdoors indoors. Prefers moist, decaying or rotten wood
Interesting facts

Carpenter Ants will burrow inside damp or damaged wood but they do not eat the wood like termites. In removing wood, they leave frass/debris outside of the nest.

Behavior
Builds two types of nests: parent colonies and satellite colonies. They will burrow inside damp or damaged wood. In removing wood, they leave frass or debris outside the nest.
How does E.P.C get rid of carpenter ants?
E.P.C. Techs are highly trained to find evidence of the carpenter ants and eliminate their nests. Infestations can be difficult to find, since the point of entry may be a long distance from the location of the nest. We will locate all nests in moisture prone areas and perform a treatment directly to the carpenter ant nest to eliminate the population.
What steps can I take to control or prevent carpenter ants myself?
The best way to keep carpenter ants out is to make your home or building unappealing to them. Keep your property free from water-damaged or damp wood.
        Carpenter Ant