Size: 1/4 - 1/4 inch long. (It is often challenging to recognize ants from a picture. Because different species may be treated differently, be sure an ant problem is correctly identified before attempting control).
Where/When: Occasionally found indoors during the summer, although it may be found indoors at other times of the year.
Significance: This is an outdoor species that occasionally enters homes. It doesn't nest indoors (it nests outdoors in the soil) and is primarily a nuisance. It is similar in size and color with carpenter ants and may be confused as one.