Wood-Destroying Insects

Termites are the insects most commonly thought of as “wood destroyers,” but there are other insects to watch out for in this category, too.

Termites are the insects most commonly thought of as “wood destroyers,” but there are other insects to watch out for in this category, too. Carpenter ants, longhorned beetles, powderpost beetles, and carpenter bees can also wreak havoc on wood structures and cause damage to homes. Termites and carpenter ants are often mixed up, but one distinct feature of the carpenter ant is its wings- the two front wings are noticeably larger than the hind wings. Carpenter bees are often confused with bumblebees, but a distinct feature of carpenter bees is their shiny, black, and hairless abdomen. DIY pest control methods for wood destroying insects are ineffective and costly, so the best way to control these pests is with the help of a professional.

Types of Wood-Destroying Insects

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