Some sure signs that you have carpenter ants are:
Carpenter ants nest in wood (they do not eat the wood) and can leave sawdust-like piles called “frass” they create when making “gallies” in wood around the household, including the frame of the house.
Carpenter ants rustle and/or scratch within the walls of your home as they communicate and create their nests.
Seeing carpenter ants swarm when winged reproductives emerge from the nest to begin new colonies.
- Spotting a carpenter ant scavenging for food or similar necessities inside or around your house.
- Keep in mind that you typically only see 5% of the total number of carpenter ants around your home.