For getting rid of carpenter ants naturally, we have to know them and know their characteristic.
This types of ants are one of the largest member of ant species. They are black in color and sometimes reddish brown. Their length varies from ¾” to ½”. They have round thorax and one node on their back. They have a pair of elbow angle antenna. Which make difference between termites and carpenter ants.
They do not eat wood like termites. They make tunnels inside woods because of making nest. They lay eggs into those tunnels and breed their babies. They like moist places for making nest. So, they find woods which are moist and warm. They also find places which are very near to the food and water sources and also safe for living.
They like to eat sugar and protein. Sugar, and substances produced using sugar greatly attract ants. Any type of sweet, fruit juice, honey, cake, milk, etc. greatly attract this type of ants. Also foods which contains protein like meat, fish, human foods made using protein greatly attract them.
Natural techniques of getting rid of carpenter ants
One of the good technique of getting rid of them naturally is to pour water into their hive. We have to identify their hive and then enlarge the opening of the hive and pour hot what or cold water into it. Make sure the entire hive is filled with the water. You can also mix some lemon juice with the water for better result. This will kill all the members of the hive and you will get rid of carpenter ants naturally.