Carpenter Ants build two types of nests: parent and satellite colonies. Parent colonies consist of a queen and workers ants. Satellite colonies consist of thousands of workers. Satellite colonies are typically located within 30 feet from the parent nest. There could be many satellites associated with one parent.
If treated quickly, Carpenter Ants are seldom responsible for serious structural damage, but they can cause major damage if they aren’t detected or treated for an extended period. It is best to contact a Pest Control professional at the first sight of carpenter ants.