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Wood Destroying Insects

Control Strategy

Maggie’s Farm Home Bug Spray will kill these bugs if you spray them directly. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product label. For treating nests or galleries, Maggie’s Farm Spider and Insect Dust is a good option, also. It works more slowly, but lasts longer than a spray. If termites have infested your home, or if any of these insects have caused significant damage to structural wood, you definitely need to contact a professional. In the meantime, treating the insects you can get to can help slow down potential damage. Note that none of these products are considered a preventive treatment for subterranean termites. Regarding carpenter ants, they will typically respond well to syrup bait or granular bait placed along their trails, which they can consume and take back to the nest. This will eventually eliminate the entire colony (usually within about 2 weeks).