Q. Are ants dangerous?
A. Ants are mostly a nuisance, and most species do not destroy your property. They choose wood that is already rotting or damp because it is easier to make nests there. Carpenter ants, which are larger than the typical house ants (⅜ to ½-inch long), can damage wood structures. The longer they stay there, the more severe the damage will be.
Ants are a common household nuisance, and if you only see a few, you may be able to control them by simply cleaning, clearing out damp or rotting wood, and setting out ant traps. However, if these steps do not keep ants out, hiring a professional pest control company is your best bet. Pest control professionals know how to identify ant species and tailor an appropriate control and prevention plan.