Posted by John Fasoldt on 4:19:49 3/7/2010 from 220.127.116.11:
In reply to: carpenter ants discovered in new supporting 4x4 posted by Kate on 22:19:49 3/6/2010 from 18.104.22.168:
I doubt the ants are actually infesting new wood 4x4s. They were probably stored before you got them, right? Oftentimes, these stored wooden items are stacked together and will hold moisture between the stacked items. The ants will take advantage of this, it doesn't mean they are hurting the wood.
Is the wood "damaged?" Are the posts pressure treated? If so, you don't need any treatment.
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