How to Control Carpenter Ants
Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants don’t eat wood; they just burrow in it! They actually eat a variety of honeydew, sweets, meats, other insects, and fats. Removing dead or dying trees near the home and repairing water-damaged wood can help prevent carpenter ants from nesting there.
Pet Food is Ant Food
Because ants will feast on pet food, it’s important to keep kibble in pet dishes only when pets are feeding on it. If that’s not realistic, try placing pet food bowls in a slightly larger bowl that has been filled with water. By doing so, you’ll create a moat that ants can’t easily cross.