Blog: Carpenters can destroy woodwork

Delta BC

Carpenter ants are capable of damaging any wood, yes – solid dry wood as well. Carpenter ant invasion can become devastating when left unchecked as several colonies of ants can develop multiple satellite nests. Indoor infestations can be tracked by points of entry such as concrete foundations, cracks, electric and telephone wires and pipes.

These ants prefer to nest in structural lumber such as in walls, door frames, window frames and even drywall. They prefer wood that has been softened by moisture, mold, rot, decay or other insects. Signs of carpenter ant infestation is the presence of workers inside a building or home. When a carpenter ant infestation is severe, piles of wood shavings can usually be found beneath the nest and crunching noises can be heard in the walls. When large winged ants appear from ceilings, walls and other places a very large infestation is guaranteed.

article continues below


antTo control an infestation properly it is important to contact a pest control professional.


Read Related Topics

© Delta Optimist


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Delta Optimist welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

    Subscription Club: $5/month or $50/year - Receive monthly deals from local merchants.

Opinion POLL

What are you doing more of while stuck at home?

or  view results