Common carpenter ant nesting sites

In or outside the home

Damp areas where rainwater comes in or where plumbing leaks or seepage occur:

  • Window and door sills
  • Behind downspouts
  • In walls where gutters overflow
  • Under shingles
  • Below a leak in a roof valley
  • Under dishwashers and washing machines
  • Under shower or tub drains
  • Bathroom or kitchen wall voids
  • Behind water damaged fascia
  • Under chimney flashing
  • In firewood recently brought into the home
  • Near air-conditioning condensation
  • In insulation
  • In wood in direct contact with soil
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