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  • Writer's pictureRobert Bate

Can Ants Cause Structural Damage to Timber?

Updated: Jan 29


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Introducing the Destructive Carpenter Ants


You may be familiar with the common black ants that will rentlentlessly invade your pantry in search of food, there's another ant that can also be problematic - the carpenter ant. Unlike its pesky relatives, the carpenter ant can wreak havoc on your home by burrowing into moist wood and creating extensive tunnels. If left untreated, this can lead to significant structural damage.


But how do you know if you're dealing with carpenter ants?


Look out for tell-tale signs like small piles of sawdust on your floor near the walls. While these ants are nocturnal and typically stay hidden, they're attracted to sweet food and will emerge from their hiding spots at night to feed in your kitchen.


Unlike termites, carpenter ants don't eat wood. However, their constant burrowing weakens the integrity of timber over time.


At Results Home Services, we understand the harmful impact these destructive ants can have. That's why we offer advanced treatment methods to combat them effectively. Our licensed pest control experts use specialised products like Termidor and Synergy Ant baiting systems, specifically designed to target ants.


At Results Home Services, we take pride in our commitment to customer satisfaction, and our guarantee sets us apart from competitors. We offer a 6-month guarantee on our black ant control, meaning that if the treated pest problem persists within six months of our treatment, we will be happy to come and retreat. Our goal is to ensure that your home remains free from destructive carpenter ants, providing you with peace of mind and keeping your property safe and secure.



To summarise facts about the Carpenter Ant

Summary of Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are a common household pest.


• Carpenter ants can cause structural damage by burrowing into moist wood.


Look for small piles of sawdust and sweet food trails to identify infestation.


Unlike termites, carpenter ants do not eat wood but weaken it over time.


Results Home Services offers specialized treatments using products like

Termidor and Synergy Ant baiting systems.


• A 6-month guarantee ensures customer satisfaction and a secure home.


If you have a concern about Carpenter Ants at your home or want to talk to us, call us today at 38232500.


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