HELP! Are they flying black carpenter ants?

Old 07-24-19, 10:48 PM
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HELP! Are they flying black carpenter ants?

Today I just noticed many ants (hope not termite) were flying and crawling in my bathroom. I cannot figure out where is the nest. Please give some advice. Do I have to find a professional to deal with that?

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Old 07-26-19, 06:19 AM
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Definitely an ant; not a termite. I'm doubting that it's a carpenter ant but can't be sure without closer up inspection.

What is underneath the bathroom? Crawl space, basement (finish/unfinished), slab, etc.

These could be pavement ants or a similar species that simply live in the ground and emerge for reproductive purposes which is the job of the winged ants/termites, except these are ants for sure.

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