Includes termites and carpenter ants as well as fungi and wood boring beetles.
In the spring you will begin to see thousands of carpenter ants swarming to find a new home.
All species of carpenter ants prefer decayed wood for their nesting sites, as these areas provide proper and consistent humidity and temperatures. Although carpenter ants do not eat wood, damage can be severe when nests remain active for several years. Over time, a colony can expand into several satellite colonies near the parent colony. Workers excavate wood for extra space, causing extensive damage to structures and woodwork.
Wondering if you have a carpenter ant infestation. A clear sign of an infestation is the presence of frass which looks a lot like saw dust but is a by product of the carpenter ants damage to your home.