Thankfully, these situations often turn out to be foraging ants merely looking for food to return to their nest.
Other more serious situations often turn out to be the treacherous carpenter ant, known to make their homes inside the walls of structures.
How Can I Tell They're Carpenter Ants?
Carpenter ants are large and black in appearance. They are much more noticeable than foraging ants due to their much larger size. Carpenter ants make their homes by eating through damp, often rotten wood.
The damage caused by carpenter ants burrowing into these crucial areas can cause several thousands of dollars in structural damage if not handled correctly.