I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about carpenter ants in the last few days.
I'm also looking for a real carpenter to tear out the sliding glass doors and put in a window and replace the rest of the wall. I'm pretty sure that's where the carpenter ants have been living since water damage a couple of years ago around that door. The exterminator told me that I've probably had them in the house for at least a year or two but this is the first swarming of them.
I've had the door to the porch open all day but they are not interested in going outside. I hate bugs! and these things are creepy! And now they are mating and laying more eggs...thousands of them. YUCK YUCK YUCK