The yellow ants I had described last year are clearly back and quite active. They have been foraging in my kitchen recently. I noticed quite a few just outside my door as well. Last night I killed 2 crickets and used them with some sugar water to see where these ants would return to once they made their discovery. Turns out they consistently return right underneath the wood below my front door. This brought me to the realization that I need to have this redone as I saw a lot of issues with how this was built. Point is I believe that what is possibly my favorite species of ant also probably has a nest at least sort of in my home. That they are possibly carpenters is somewhat concerning. I know carpenters do not eat wood itself but remove damaged wood and live within the hallowed space, unless I am mistaken. I know I probably shouldn't have fed them but interestingly enough after leaving for 10 minutes and returning, a wolf spider found and took one of the crickets and hanging off the wall, the corpse of the other one was found hanging from the mouth of a fellow cricket so the ants didn't get to keep them long. Also these ants appear to love hard boiled eggs.
That said, how do all of you handle a nest you have in your home? I am not a big fan of removal/extermination at all but I also have a home to protect. These all appear to be foragers. Given they forage together I assume maybe the the one with a dark colored head is a major. I thought if during the process of fixing this area of the home it would be great to snag some of the colony and queen if they are still around by the time I finally get to this project. They might well be farther into my home though and out of reach though.