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Old 06-07-2019, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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I live in Northern Maine and they are pretty small, I'd say at most about the length of an underscore here _ . I've been seeing them in my place near the stove and I've been cleaning the area they are seen in as to not attract them further, but I still see a few now and then.


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Old 06-08-2019, 05:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Could be a sugar ant.
These ants are attracted to sweets and all varieties of sugary foods and scraps. Sugar ants also eat fats, proteins (obtained from eating other insects), and plant pollen. Once they find a food source, they'll haul food back to their nest for the rest of the colony.
https://housemethod.com/pest/sugar-ants/
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:02 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I think Elnina is correct. Household sugar ant. They are horrible pests and hard to get rid of if they gain a foothold. I'd put out some baits and keep an eye peeled for their nest. I hate these little black pests.
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Old 06-08-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If it’s very small and brownish color, it might be a pharaoh ant, very common and very hard to get rid of them.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaoh_ant
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Old 06-13-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Try doing a search for the ant on What's That Bug?
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Old 06-14-2019, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Maine
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https://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/gotpe...s/all-ants.htm
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