June 12, 2017
Wood destroying pests can be divided into four categories:
Today, we are going to focus on mainly on termites and carpenter ants as these are two pests that frequently infest people’s homes and cause fear for damage.
Often individuals with ant problems quickly fear the insects are termites. Throughout the world, termites are undoubtedly the most destructive wood destroying pest, but carpenter ants are cavity dwellers and while their nests can cause moisture to rot wood. Carpenter ants do not eat the wood as they obtain no nutrition from it, so their damage is not as invasive or destructive as some termite colonies can be. Below are the distinct characteristics of each pest and their damage to help you determine which wood destroying insect you may be dealing with.
Meet the Insects…