Carpenter ants are very abundant in Ohio and are common pests in homes and other buildings. The most common carpenter ants are the familiar “large, black ants” that are one-half inch or more in length and shiny black. Other kinds of carpenter ants, however, are as small as one-quarter inch and are reddish-brown or two-toned. One consistent characteristic of all carpenter ants is the smoothly rounded outline of the thorax when viewed from the side.
Pavement ants are one of the most common indoor pests found in States. When these small brown or brownish-black ants invade houses, they often construct their nests under the foundation. These ants originated in Europe and were introduced into the United States a couple of hundred years ago. They are now widespread and occur in all 50 states. Pavement ants become a nuisance when they enter homes in search of food. Food can be termites, other insects, sugar or protein based ingredients. These ants become a pest when they are found wandering around the inside of the house looking for sweets.
Odorous house ants are small ants about 1/8th inch long and dark brown in color. They are found throughout the U.S. and in spite of their name, are found both outdoors and as a pest in the house. Their name comes from the disagreeable odor similar to the smell of rotten coconuts, that is given off when the worker ants are crushed. Odorous house ants are identified by the apparent absence of an upright node at the petiole between the thorax and abdomen. There is a single node to the petiole but it is concealed by the overhanging abdomen.
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