Ants are one of the most common pests in and around homes in Texas they live in colonies. Ants are divided up into three castes: workers, males, and queens. There are approximately 700 species found in the United States. The most common are Fire ants, Carpenter ants, Acrobat ants, Pharaoh ants, Little black ants, and Rover ants.
Carpenter ants can cause damage to your property, by excavating and creating galleries and tunnels in wood. It is important to note that Carpenter ants are NOT termites and need to be treating differently than termites.