Carpenter ants, which are usually about one fourth of an inch in length, are nocturnal. This means that, if you have carpenter ants as pests, you’re more likely to see them at night time.
It’s really important that you have carpenter ants removed because they can damage your home’s structure if they nest in the wood. They’re particularly attracted to moisture and, if they nest inside your home, they’re most likely to do that near a food source, such as a kitchen or refrigerator.
They seek out food - especially sweet food, greasy food, and meat and eggs. So, try to keep your floors and surfaces as clean as you can.
Carpenter ants are common in Texas. If you find ants that are large and are orange, brown, or black (or a combination of the three), you quite possibly have a carpenter ant infestation.