Yard is crawling with winged ants
I was walking my dog across the yard tonight and he gingerly stepped over a massive ant hole. I looked down and saw ants with wings crawling everywhere, and several other holes nearby. Some had mounds of sand around them, some were just big open holes. There were so many winged ants crawling around that the ground appeared to be moving. I've never seen anything like it. This particular area is under some pine trees. They seemed to appear over night.
Termites aren't real common here so I'm pretty sure they're carpenter ants, although are they much better? I'll get a better look tomorrow now that I know how to tell the difference. I had some ant killer granules left over in the garage, so I used up all I had and hosed it down like the package said. I don't think it will be enough though. Is this the best method, or is there something better? I will call an exterminator if necessary. It really creeped me out. I'm itching all over just thinking about it again.