Carpenter ants are a threat to people because they make nests in and around our homes. Carpenter ants don’t eat wood like termites do. Instead, they make extensive galleries in the wood to live in and raise their brood. Ant activity is typically greatest between dusk and dawn.

Carpenter Ant Problem in Kitsap County, WA

Most damage by carpenter ants in Washington State is caused by 2 species: Camponotus modoc or Camponotus vicinus.

These species commonly nest in standing trees, logs, stumps, etc.

Carpenter ant diet naturally consists of aphid honeydew, tree sap, small insects, spiders, and millipedes. But our household spills, crumbs, and pet food are also very attractive food items.

Because many homes in this region are being built in forested areas, established colonies of carpenter ants are frequently found in close proximity to these residences.

Ants will forage in and around the home for food and/or water, and often choose to establish satellite colonies inside the structure since these items are readily available there.

A carpenter ant colony in the home can eventually cause structural damage.

Getting Rid of Carpenter Ant Infestations Includes 3 Steps: Inspection, Treatment, and Aftercare


  • The goals of the initial inspection are to locate any carpenter ant colonies, determine foraging areas, and to determine the treatment optimal for the particular situation.
  • The mere presence of foraging ants in the home does not mean you have a carpenter ant infestation.


  • If you don’t have a colony residing in your home, a quarterly perimeter spray will help to disrupt foraging trails and aid in preventing entry by parent colonies nesting outside the structure.
  • A specialized carpenter ant specific perimeter treatment is recommended if a colony is suspected within the structure.


  • Treatment should be followed with quarterly perimeter treatments to prevent re-infestation.
  • Carpenter ants may continue to be seen periodically for 4-6 weeks after treatment due to unhatched pupae emerging from the nest as adult ants. These remaining ants will be controlled by residual product when they come in contact with it.

Keep Carpenter Ants Under Control with Quarterly Service

Dealing with ants can get tricky because they tend to come back, following their established trails. A quarterly perimeter spray will help to disrupt foraging trails and aid in preventing entry by colonies nesting outside your home. Our quarterly service includes:

  • Protection against general nuisance pests such as beetles, centipedes, earwigs.
  • Spider and accessible spider webs removal.
  • Treatment of bees, rodents and fleas.
  • Free call-back service between visits if needed.
At just $100 per quarter, our quarterly service package gives you an excellent service at reasonable prices.

Why Choose Us?

Our service is completely eco-friendly. The products and techniques implemented are 100% non-toxic to humans and pets. Excel Pest Control’s trained technicians will inspect your house for carpenter ant issues thoroughly and strategically use green techniques to help you get rid of them. After the carpenter ant infestation is taken care of, our experts will brief you on how to keep them away.

We’re a local, family-owned business who always value our customers and give them the personal attention they deserve. We pride ourselves in serving our local community with excellent service and reasonable prices.

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Contact Us

For a free consultation about your carpenter ant control problem, call us on (360) 895-4284 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.