Argentine ants

Color: The Argentine Ants exhibit a shiny appearance with a color ranging from dark brown to black.

Size: About 3 mm, queens can be as large as 12 mm

Description: Argentine Ants are small, brownish-black insects that can be found in large numbers in homes and gardens. They have a peculiar sweet odor and move rapidly in long, winding trails. These ants are not native to the United States and are considered invasive pests. They can damage plants and invade homes in search of food and shelter. Argentine Ants are particularly problematic because they establish large colonies that can be difficult to eradicate.