Carpenter ants. If there was an annoying creature that proved the existence of an angry god its carpenter ants. They are normal ants, albeit much bigger than the average North American ant, that have the seemingly mystical ability to rapidly drill through wood, and not just wet and rotting wood.
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They can plow through pressure treated wood like its nothing, and because they don’t eat the wood any toxins that have been put into it during the treatment process are irrelevant, the ant doesn’t eat the wood and so doesn’t die from poisoning like termites. Now most carpenter ant colonies start outside, often in your yard. If you have old, wet wood then they will definitely invade. Old sheds, piles of discarded fire wood, stumps and trees, diseased or not. They are attracted to rotting wet wood because it is not only easy to drill but also provides the ants with much needed water and even food if the stump has produced fungus.
Once the colony outside, the primary colony, matures they produce winged ants, these ants will fly around and mate and produce eggs. The males die right after they mate and the females lose their wings and consume the muscle tissue that made them work so she can survive the long wait for their baby workers to hatch. They seal themselves in a tight space, like a wall void or in a crevice of furniture and lay there eggs. They seal themselves in and wait for the time when their eggs hatch and the workers can begin making a new satellite colony. This process is why carpenter ants can spread so quickly through your house, every time they mate they can produce up to a dozen new colonies.