The large black ants in your Long Island home are most likely carpenter ants. Getting rid of carpenter ants is not a job for your DIY homeowner because this ant can have several satellite nests and thousands of workers
Carpenter bees are just beginning to be spotted around Long Island. Many homeowners see these bees in their eaves every year and believe that their tunnels are not very big. Unfortunately, carpenter bees can create tunnels up to 10 feet long.