Pavement Ant

Pavement ants are all one small size, with two nodes, dark brown, with small stingers. Found in eastern U.S. (Florida to Canada) particularly in New England. Nesting along sidewalks and foundations of buildings, near firewood, stones, brick, mulch, etc., they forage in trails from outside colonies to indoor food sources, far from nests eating dead insects, greasy food, sweets, and pet food. Can access structures many times via plumbing pipes and move to upper building floors. May throw soil out on top of concrete slabs when inside buildings and swarm in buildings.

 Pavement Ant Identification Information
Tetramorium caespitum
 A pavement ant
1/8 inch