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Unread 05-01-2013, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default carpenter ants in wood

Need a little advice.

I bought a 1/2 face cord of cherry and hickory maybe 6-8 weeks ago.

I stacked it neatly in my garage on a tarp, which is cinder block with a cement floor.

Its not against the wall, I can access both sides of it

I have noticed some evidence of either termites or ant holes in some of it, but not much really.

I am getting wood ready for a cook on Friday and found them in a piece when I split it. I was able to kill all of them while they scurried around on the cement floor on my patio. I am pretty sure they are carpenter ants not termites.

So now I am worried. The only thing in my garage that is wood is the rafters and underside of the roof, all my walls are cinder block.

I am thinking that what is ever left will just be content to stay munching on the wood pile, since it looks very delicious to me. but I am not a bug

I dont really have any room in the yard to store it, so I dont really want to move the wood

what do you guys think I should do?

I was just going to keep a real good eye on it, if I see them anywhere else then deal with it somehow.

I have never seen one anywhere in the garage or in the wood so far until this one split.

this has always been in the back of my mind since putting firewood in the garage
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