You Don't Want This In Your House...
Last fall I had the pleasure of discovering an ant colony in the sill of our basement window. Hundreds of black carpenter ants ran for their lives as my wife and I suited up with bug killer and shop vacs. I had to remove the old window sill and get some new wood in there along with remove the old wall and clean up the sawdust from years of gnawing. Financially it wasn't too big of a deal, just a serious pain in the ass. I'm handy with drywall and mudding - thank goodness.
I thought we were done with them until Sunday night. I was watering my plants by the dining room window and did a double take. What the hell!! Between the storm and the interior window (old wooden windows, btw) there were about 200 or more FLYING ANTS! After a few explicit swears were released I went outside with more bug spray and began killing in vengeance for invading our home.
It seems that this is ANOTHER colony! Curse you wooden windows... curse you. So now begins the fun of removing the old window, killing another colony and buying a new window. I did learn something interesting though about ants.
If they are flying ants it means they are the 2nd generation of wingless ants and they are being pushed out of the nest because there is no room for them. Excellent. NOT.
I know that I'll be blogging about this a few times and will provide updates and pictures of my ordeal should you find yourself in the same spot. Oh... any advice is most welcome. Feel free to comment below.