Light brown to black with appendages lighter than rest of the body. About one tenth of an inch long. Parallel lines on head and thorax with a 12-segment antennae.
Omnivorous. Will eat many things, but prefers greasy and sweet foods.
Pavement ants also dwell in the undersides of logs, bricks, stones, patio blocks and boards. Pavement ants may also nest under mulching or open soil close to building foundations. They rarely nest indoors, but when pavement ants do enter buildings, they are seen under floors, inside insulation and within walls.