Carpenter ants are a nuisance, and there are several ways to get rid of them. One method is to treat your property with ant baits. These baits contain scents of food that carpenter ants will follow to find a source of food. The poisons contained in these traps are slow-acting and will not harm the ants.
Carpenter ants are typically black in color, and they are about one eighth of an inch long. They have a single node on their petiole and a ring of tiny hairs on their abdomen. Their thorax is evenly rounded. The colonies often have several satellite nests in the same area, and it is important to find them in order to exterminate them.