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ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs

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Carpenter ants do not eat wood, as do subterranean termites; they excavate it to build nests and they usually choose wood that is moist.
As the aging trees heartwood softens and rots, carpenter ants move in, removing the rotten wood and opening up space in which to nest.
I've had trouble with carpenter ants, and frankly, I've had no luck with consumer-grade solutions.
carpenter ants reclaimed the wood; and the rotted retaining wall
She had climbed a tree, inserted a thin, peeled branch into a hole and was fishing out carpenter ants.
Do not stack the wood against the wall of any wooden building, for the wood may contain carpenter ants, bark borers or other wood-eating pests.
But Ophiocordyceps unilateralis is a stone-cold killer of carpenter ants, and it manipulates its hapless victims in an especially grisly way.
Because of their size these carpenter ants looked fierce, a moving canopy of warriors.
west to Texas histories, and often co-occur Carpenter ants Widespread in North Nests in dead trees (Camponotus spp.
Carpenter ants are also known for inviting themselves inside the house.
Prevent an infestation of carpenter ants in your home by repairing wood damaged by moisture, ventilating damp areas, cleaning gutters, and storing firewood away from the house.
In addition to spiders, you can use DE to control other crawling insects that come inside your house, such as roaches, carpenter ants and even bedbugs, which are a growing concern for many people.
It's like worrying about the design of your wallpaper, while beneath the surface carpenter ants are eating away at the structure of your home.