Pavement ants are found throughout Florida. They construct their nests beside and under sidewalks, driveways, pool decks and foundations.
Pavement ants are easily identified by the crater-like piles they build out of excavated materials in cracks in sidewalks.
Pavement ants reach about 1/8” in length are dark brown to black with lighter legs and antennae.
They aren’t considered aggressive and don’t bite, but they do have the ability to sting.
Pavement ants can be a nuisance if they enter your home in search of food because they invade in large numbers.
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Carpenter ants can be a nuisance if they enter your home. Carpenter ants are red and black and can grow to 5/8”. They have two sets of wings and are often mistaken for termites. Interestingly enough, both termites and carpenter ants are wood destroying organisms.