Field Ant Facts
- Typically Field Ants are no longer than 1/8th of an inch.
- Field Ants are yellowish brown to dark brown in color.
- Outdoors Field Ants typically nest near moisture sources and in dead or decaying wood.
Field Ant Infestation
Field ants rarely invade homes, though they can construct large nests in a resident’s field or lawn. These nests, which lie low to the ground, can be eyesores and inconveniences when built along common walking paths. Furthermore, many Formica are able to secrete formic acid against any perceived threat, making run-ins with the creatures potentially painful.