Trying to identify what kind of ants we have in our home in Quebec Canada. Help! I think they may be carpenter ants? Photos: https://imgur.com/a/mX8BvWI

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Yes, based on your location you are very likely looking at a Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus).

Black Carpenter Ant

They're great to have around unless they are actually nesting in the wood of your home.

If they're just coming in from the surrounding area and you want them to stay out of the house, put some vinegar in a sprayer and use it like a barrier spray around the outside edge of your home. It messes with their pheromone signaling and will usually last around 60 days, often longer if it isn't too rainy.

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