38+ Winged Carpenter Ants In Winter
Pics. Large numbers of winged ants indoors (late winter through spring). You want them gone, and modern pest can help.
Ants found indoors during spring or summer or on very warm days in winter could be invaders wandering in from outdoors, or they may be foragers from a nest in the wall or ceiling. Carpenter ants can live up to 7 years. Most likely, they are carpenter ants.
Carpenter ant colonies inside homes may release swarms indoors.
Carpenter ants in the house during the winter months or winged carpenter ants indoors at any time of year is a sign during the winter months, the ones outside are inactive. Carpenter ants are among the largest ants in minnesota. Swarms indoors any time of year, particularly in winter months in nebraska when they become a nuisance for a few days. My understanding is that carpenter ants can live dormantly down to zero fahrenheit, which it rarely gets to inside a wall void and never inside a living tree trunk or under the soil.