Carpenter ants are one of our 5 most commonly found ants. They nest in any and all types of wood; trees, rotten logs, any wood in homes, and are extremely attracted to moisture. The key difference between carpenter ants and termites is the fact that carpenter ants don’t eat the wood, they remove it and nest in it. Carpenter ants are one of the largest species of ants in the U.S. and can grow to be nearly 15cm! One of the signs of a carpenter ant infestation is tiny wood shavings around their base of entry. If you think you may have carpenter ants in your home please make sure to schedule a FREE home inspection today!