Several species of Carpenter Ant are capable of damaging wood in buildings and other structures. They will enter buildings in search of nesting sites or moisture, and can build nests containing several thousand ants. Typically, the nests they construct indoors are satellites of a larger, parent nest located outside in a live or dead tree, a woodpile, or landscaping materials.
Ants are among the most prevalent pests in households. They are
also found in restaurants, hospitals, offices, warehouses, and other buildings
where they can find food and water.