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.
Neighboring ant colonies may have large battles on the sidewalk in the spring, with hundreds of ants left to die on the battlefield. Pavement ants can have as many as 10,000 workers in a single nest. Pavement ants use a chemical trail to recruit nestmates to a food source. Worker pavement ants are uniformly small, about 3mm long. They are dark brown to black in color with a shiny coat. There are striations on the head and dorsal surface of their thorax and their 12-segmented antennae end in a 3-segmented club. Foraging ants are usually active on the floor and along the edge of the walls near door frames. During warmer days a number of winged male and female ants may swarm inside and they are usually trapped near a window as they try to escape towards the sun.
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