Ants are highly social creatures. They exist in colonies that require a high level of moisture to survive. They’ll travel far from the colony to fulfill this need.
While many different varieties are found in New Jersey, the pavement ant is most likely to invade your home. They’re typically found in foundation walls and concrete slabs.
The yellow ant is another variety found in our state. It can be confused with termites, but the yellow ant doesn’t harm buildings.
Lined acrobatic ants seek damp wood and often nest beneath windowsills or roof gutters. The thief ant and pharaoh
feed on meat and other foods rich in protein. The little black ant nests in sandy soil, but forage for food in homes.