Carpenter ants / Guides

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...carpenter ants: Carpenter ants are by themselves a problem, but just like with termites, they are also an indication of a bigger problem as they like to eat wet wood. If you have carpenter ants then you may have rainwater or plumbing leaks, or their arrival could be caused by air leakage. Warm air escaping from your ...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...carpenter ants. Wood also weighs much less than concrete, making it ideal for light frame construction. Given these advantages, architects are now re-acquiring the know-how for timber construction and some organizations are specifically promoting the use of wood for house framing, renovations and certain commercial a...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...carpenter ants and other insects into the fabric of your home - which is definitely best avoided. Build proper corners! Having a woodpile fall apart in the middle of the winter is not fun. While you are stacking, be sure to split a variety of sizes so you can more easily maintain the level of fire you need....

Cedar deck and stairs under construction cedar naturally the most durable wood
Decks, porches and gazebos

Tips for building a deck - 10 Tips to make your deck last longer

...carpenter ants, just to name a few of the unwanted invasions. Once the exterior cladding has been trimmed away at the joint with the deck, there should be metal drip cap tucked under the original weather barrier that carries water clean over the edge of the rim joist that is bolted into the wall. Squares of self-seal...