Carpenter ants are among the largest ants found on Long Island. These ants build their nests in wood and are a major cause of structural damage to buildings and homes in Nassau County, Long Island. Unlike termites, they do not consume the wood that they live in. Because carpenter ants don't consume the wood that they live in, you can find small piles of wood shavings in the areas infested by carpenter ants. These wood shavings resemble sawdust and are known as frass. Carpenter ants are usually black in color, but may be red or brown. The carpenter ant exterminators at DQ Pest Control will identify the severity of the ant infestation and exterminate the carpenter ant colonies. Carpenter ants are nocturnal insects that will find there way into your Nassau County, Long Island home and nest in water damaged wood. When carpenter ants invade homes, they typically build their nests under windows, roof eaves, porches and decks. Carpenter ant colonies are often found in the walls of Long Island homes. Outside of your Nassau County home, carpenter ant colonies can be found in tree stumps and wood piles.