This Ant gets its name from commonly locating its nest in or under cracks in the pavement. Pavement Ants were introduced from Europe by early colonists. They are mostly found in the Easterner United States and in California and Washington.
They have a long brown to black body with paler legs and antennae.
Colonies are moderately large averaging 3 to 4,000 ants and several queens.
Inside Pavement ants will occasionally nest in walls, in insulation, and under floors. The most common indoor nesting area in ground-level masonry walls of the foundation near some kind of heat source.