18+ Carpenter Ants Vs Termites Pics. Carpenter ants (camponotus) and termites (isoptera) share several similarities, not the least of which, is that they both are notorious for causing wood damage in homes. Carpenter ants build their nests in various wood sources, including tree stumps, fence posts, firewood or landscaping.
I've had two carpenter ant infestations in my house over the last couple of decades, and the giveaway was piles of sawdust. That doesn't look to me like the result of carpenter ants. Termites and the larvae of some beetles actually eat wood.
Termites and the larvae of some beetles actually eat wood.
Even though these insects are two distinct species, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them. Ok, say there were 1 hive of termites and 1 hive of carpenter ants in the same tree, if they went to war, who would win? Both insects attack wood, but in very different ways. Entrambe le formiche di termiti e carpentiere sono famose per la loro capacità di distruggere il legno e la maggior parte dei supporti di cellulosa.