Field Ant

Category: Ants

Scientific Name: Formica


Color: pale yellow, reddish brown or black
Size: 1/8-3/8 of an inch

Region: Found throughout the United States

Important Considerations:

  • They get their name from their preference for outdoor nesting sites, including wooded areas.
  • They can also go by the name of Thatcher Ant, as their mounds are thatched with plant materials.
  • They rarely nest inside of homes, but will venture indoors in search of sweets.

Where to Find Them on Your Property?

Nests are found around small shrubs and rocks, sidewalk cracks and around foundational walls.