Unlike most ants in Long Island, carpenter ants are capable of damaging wood. But they are not like termites, which eat wood for its moisture and nutritional value—instead, carpenter ants chew through wood to make their nests. Learn more about the damage that carpenter ants can cause by watching this video clip.
Excluding termites, carpenter ants probably cause more property damage than any other pest. When left untreated, carpenter ant damage can be extensive. Call a pest control expert immediately if you believe carpenter ants are in or around your home. They will help remove the carpenter ants and take steps to prevent them from returning.