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Subject:  What kind of bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Southwest PA
Date: 09/14/2017
Time: 10:31 PM EDT
I recently bought a home and discovered the bugs I uploaded in the picture. I am not sure, but I have been told they are termites or possibly ants? Can you take a look and confirm? It is greatly appreciated!
How you want your letter signed:  JAF

Carpenter Ants

Dear JAF,
These are Carpenter Ants, not Termites.  If it is any consolation to your, according to BugGuide:  “Omnivorous – eat honeydew, sap, living and dead insects, etc. Do not eat wood, only nest in it, and usually only after fungi have softened it.”

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pennsylvania

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