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Wood-Destroying Insects Control Services

Finding and Eliminating Wood-Destroying Pests

Wood-destroying pests can be a major hassle for property owners. Whether it is your home or business, you don’t want to end up footing the bill caused by destructive bugs that eat away at the wooden structures of your home or business. Wood-destroying pests end up causing millions of dollars in damage to properties every year, and you’ll want to make sure that your property doesn’t add to this statistic. That’s why—if you notice wood-destroying insects on your property—you should contact Nationwide Pest Control to help you remove these pests.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with a local  pest control expert, call us today at (866) 849-2511. We’ll find a provider near you to handle your pest issue.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are a common wood-destroying insect, and they can do a lot of damage to your property. These pests come in a few different colors, including red, black, and a combination of colors. These ants use their strong mandibles to chew through the wood in your home or business and create nesting galleries and tunnels. While carpenter ants don’t actually feed on wood, they do destroy it for their nests.

Preventing Wood-Destroying Insects

It’s a lot easier to prevent wood-destroying insects than it is to remove them. Here are some steps that you can take to avoid a carpenter ant infestation to begin with:

  •   Place weather-stripping around doors and windows to prevent water damage.
  •   Fix leaky hoses.
  •   Seal up gaps in your roofline.
  •   Use metal flashing on the end of your deck boards.
  •   Use caulk on the cracks in the foundation and exterior walls of your house.
  •   Use a dehumidifier to dry out your basement.
  •   Remove any tree stumps, fallen trees, and other wooden debris from your property.
  •   Stain, varnish, or paint the wood in your house.
  •   Ensure trash can lids are on tight so pests can’t get in.

While you may be able to avoid wood-destroying pests like carpenter ants and termites, once they make their way into your home it’s time to call a professional. The last thing you want is these pests destroying your home from the inside out. At Nationwide Pest Control, we have a large referral network of local pest  control specialists that know where to find the wood-destroying pests hiding in your house and remove them. From there, they will put measures in place to keep them out for good.

For more information about the wood-destroying insect removal process, contact Nationwide Pest Control today. We look forward to speaking with you.


There are a few things that may lead to a wood-destroying insect infestation. Often carpenter ants will find their way into your home if they can easily find water, food, and shelter. They will look for food in your trash, compost, pet bowls, garden, and/or outdoor eating area.

Carpenter ants like to nest in decaying or water-damaged wood. This may include places like stumps, dead trees, old piles of wood, and rotting fence posts. Once carpenter ants begin nesting by your home, it’s only a matter of time before they make their way inside. From there, they will set up shop under your floors, behind your walls, or in your crawlspace.

While wood-destroying insects are extremely harmful to your property, they likely won’t bite you if they aren’t disturbed. With that said, they need to be removed quickly before they destroy your home and cost you thousands of dollars-worth of repairs.

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