Carpenter ants are considered a wood destroying insect that can do damage to wood members by removing/excavating the wood. They generally prefer moisture laden wood with over 35% moisture in order to to damage.
Home inspectors in NJ generally can find carpenter ants in basements, crawl spaces, garages and around the perimeter of the home.
They can nest in the wood and can go almost unnoticed for years untill the damage exposes itself.
The home inspector always recommends a treatment from a licensed pest control operator.
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