A: I’ve heard that some ants can cause structural damage to my home. Can you elaborate?

Q: damage can and does occur, most structural infestations of carpenter ants involve little or minor damage. If left undisturbed, however, these ants can cause damage that can threaten the structural integrity of a home. Yet, carpenter ants do not need to infest the home to affect its structure. They may also damage the home by nesting in dead tree limbs on the property, weakening them. As a result, strong winds can then break the branches, causing them to fall on the roof or other part of the home. If you suspect you have a carpenter ant infestation, it is suggested that you call your local pest control professional to examine the property.