As it’s starting to warm up outside we are starting to get a lot of calls about ants crawling on people’s homes. These are usually wood boring ants, which around here are usually carpenter ants or acrobat ants. These ants do not eat wood like termites do, so damage is minimal, but they can be tougher to deal with as the get more embedded.  Ants swarm in the spring and fall, so it is common to see quite a few winged ants show up out of nowhere. This is not an indication of a really bad problem or anything, just a sign that you probably have ants nesting on/in the house. Trimming any tree limbs that touch the roof line and keeping bushes or brush off the house, can cut the chances of them coming onto your home in the first place. Below is an image of a window sill with acrobat ants and the debris associated with them.