Carpenter ants tend to invade homes in Texas throughout the year. They are usually noticed in the spring and summer, when winged reproductive ants begin looking for a suitable nesting site in a swarming flight.
Warning Signs That You May Have Carpenter Ants Include: • Sawdust [Also Known as “Fress”] - Wood shavings, dead ants and old ant cocoons are often piled up outside of the nest. • Windows - Small slit-like openings that carpenter ants cut into damaged wood. • Swarmers - The winged reproductive that usually but not [...]
Carpenter Ants are typically more visible at night because they are nocturnal. To prevent Carpenter Ant problems: (1) Eliminate high moisture conditions that are attractive to them. (2) Replace any moisture-damaged wood. (3) Be careful that wood or lumber that is stored in a garage or near the house is kept dry and, if possible, [...]
Carpenter Ants are usually found outdoors. Often carpenter ant nests found indoors are satellite nests that can be traced back to a parent colony outdoors in trees, stumps, roots, fence posts, landscape timbers, and other wood structures.
Carpenter ants are one of nature’s most aggressive wood destroyers. Similar to termites, carpenter ants damage wood. Unlike termites however, carpenter ants do not eat wood. Carpenter ants only bore into wood to establish and/or enlarge their nest. They can do lots of damage to wood. They are able to excavate wood and cause moderate [...]
Carpenter ant damage can be severe & expensive. Carpenter ants damage wood by excavating and creating galleries and tunnels. These areas are clean, i.e. they do not contain sawdust or other debris, and are smooth, with a well sanded appearance. The damage to wood structures is variable. The longer a colony is present in a [...]