Carpenter ants can damage wood used in the construction of buildings. Due to their wood-eating habits, many termite species can do great damage to unprotected buildings and other wooden structures.
Carpenter ants can leave behind a sawdust-like material behind called frass that provides clues to their nesting location. Carpenter ant galleries are smooth and very different from termite-damaged areas, which have mud packed into the hollowed-out areas. Once termites have entered a building, they do not limit themselves to wood; they also damage paper, cloth, carpets, and other cellulosic materials.Back To Pest ID