Your Trusted Carpenter Ant Exterminator
You’re walking around the outside of your house or shed and you find powdery wood residue. Could it be termites? Sure. Carpenter bees? Yes. But with further investigation, you discover the cause…carpenter ants.
While they do prefer moist, decaying wood they will also eat through trees. This doesn’t really affect homeowners but it’s good to keep an eye of them for possible movement to your home. Much like termites, carpenter ants eat their way through wood, potentially causing major structural damage. Unlike termites, they do not eat the wood as they chew through it. They prefer a diet of sweet foods and meat and the “honey dew” produced by aphids.
Carpenter ants seem to be quite motivated by hunger as their tunnels typically are headed in the direction of a food source.