Ants in Oregon

Asked July 26, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT

I’m new to Oregon. Digging in my new yard I found an ants nest about 10 feet from the house. They are black. Do they pose any danger to the house?

Curry County Oregon ants horticulture

1 Response

Here is some information regarding wood infesting ants in the Pacific Northwest.

Carpenter ants, usually 1/4-1/2 inch long, and varied in color (black to red & black) are the most destructive ants in the Pacific NW. Here is some information regarding carpenter ants and some other ants that can cause damage.
https://pnwhandbooks.org/insect/structural-health/wood-infesting-insect/wood-infesting-ant