Carpenter Ants – Part 3: Evolution

The evolution of carpenter ants (Camponotus spp.) is a captivating journey that spans millions of years. Ants, including carpenter ants, belong to the order Hymenoptera, a group that includes bees and wasps. This order has an ancient lineage, with fossil evidence suggesting their existence dating back to the Cretaceous period, over 100 million years ago.…

To Fill or not to Fill: Wood Epoxy Fillers

Did you ever hear that joke back-in-the-days that people used to razz their friend who drove around a beaten up car? “Hey buddy! I didn’t know they made cars in the color Bondo. WAAHAHAHA!” Bondo was one of the original brand names that produced a chemical compound patch for your car that would fill in…

The Anatomy of a Deck

Learn All The Technical Terms to Truly Understand Your Deck The term anatomy may conjure up some creepy images of human dissections, medical books, or Friday the 13th horror movies. Don’t fret, your innards are intact! We’re just going to discuss the anatomy of your deck.   As with human body anatomy, most things in life…

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