Subject: What kind of bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Southwest PA
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
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.”