Inside small ants usually appear trailing along baseboards in kitchens, bathrooms and other areas of homes and businesses. They are often observed on counter-tops where food is prepared, causing great concern to many and prompting a call to a pest control company. They are also commonly seen outside trailing along edges of driveways and patios and are also observed on lawns. There are many ants in the small ant category, several are structure-infesting.
Appearance: Usually around 1/8 inch long, is light to dark brown in color and has only one node.
Evidence of: Piles of dirt/sand along baseboards and the ants themselves.
Control method: Exterior foundation treatment and interior crack and crevice treatment where ants have been seen. Nordstrom Pest recommends an annual treatment that would include carpenter ants as well as small ants.