Carpenter ants are widespread in the northwest, encountered here far more often than termites and their damage can be devastating. However, most homeowners don't know what to look for so they can go undetected for years allowing them to severely damage portions of a home.
|House "header" - a part of the home framing - infested with carpenter ants and the "frass" (wood shavings) piled beneath. This damage was costly!
All of the following are the same problem/project:
|Wood framing has been damaged by carpenter ants near the top of the ladder.
||Close up of damage to house framing.
||The damaged timbers out and on the ground.
|The damaged timbers out and on the ground.
||A clear view of the extent of destruction - and compromised structural integrity of the home.
||Carpenter ants still pouring out of the cavities within the wooden timber.