VIDEO: How to track Carpenter Ant Trails and see where they nest.
Tracking carpenter ants can help identify nest locations so you can directly treat them for fast control. Carpenter ants will commonly have several nest sites and if you watch them foraging you can almost always find key locations that will need treatment. Remember, an active ant is either walking away or back to a nest so there is at least a 50% chance watching it will provide valuable information. This pest causes problems by: It chews up trees. How to get rid of it: Keep rotting moist wood out of the yard.