Ant IdentificationDark brown or blackish and 3mm long. Pavement ants gave two spines the back and two nodes on petiole. There are grooves on head and thorax. The thorax is uneven with 1 pair of spines. They have 12-segmented antennae with 3-segmented club. Winged pavement ants are often mistaken for termites.
DescriptionPavement ants eat almost anything that humans eat, and also pet food. They are often seen entering houses looking for food, most often at night. May move through pipes and electrical wires. Pavement ants nest in lawns or under stones, wood, or boards. Mounds built along sidewalks, baseboards, and near foundations in clusters. Colonies are usually found near water.