sawdust pile--carpenter ants? What?


In The Industry
Mar 29, 2007
Knippa, Texas
I have seen what looks like a little pile of sawdust in a couple of places--one is just inside my back door; the other is more recent, out by the hot tub. It looks like SOMETHING must be getting in and chewing something up?? What could this be? I thought maybe carpenter ants. . . any ideas?

The Mermaid Queen

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Mar 28, 2007
Northern KY
termites? carpenter bees? Look at the top of your door frame... the carpenter bees drill UP into wood, making perfect 5/8" holes, and leaving a pile of sawdust beneath the holes.

ETA stand in the doorway and look UP at the bottom of the top door frame ... was not very clear before.