A large tree fell over in my neighbors yard. Looks nice, wood is solid and white. I cut up about 2 face cords with the chainsaw and was cutting through a 15" branch when carpenter ants started pouring out of it. It was like a horror film. Ants everywhere. I think they were screaming BLOOD! when they saw me. Anyways.. I threw the log on the fire pit and destroyed them.. at least... i think i did. Did I? What do you pros do when you come across carpenter ants while chopping wood for the next winter? Living in an all wood house carpenter ants are my nemesis. Do i have to cough up all my hard work and not take the wood to my house in fear that they will spread into my trees/property? There were hundreds of ants. Hundreds. Probably 1 1/2" long. Trying to think rationally, it has to happen to other people (right?).. that youre cutting a tree up and ants come out. You cant just give up and move on to the next tree.... i think. Thoughts?