Common behaviors are getting onto the dishwasher, crawling in cabinets, infesting foods and being just plain ugly! Contrary to popular belief, Carpenter Ants DO NOT eat wood. They just chew it up to get it out of the way so they can live in the hollow space created. Carpenter Ants will live in anything hollow including metal curtain rods and plastic doors. Their food is the same as any other ant and that is just about anything edible.