Odorous House Ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smells it gives off when crushed and that they commonly nest in or around houses. These ants commonly make their homes in exposed soil, under stones, logs, mulch, debris and other items. They will also nest in wall and floor cracks.
Pavement Ant gets its name because it most commonly nests in soil next to and beneath slabs, sidewalks, patios, and driveways. Indoors, pavement ants nest under a building’s foundation and within hollow foundation walls. Pavement ants can contaminate food by leaving waste behind.
Carpenter Ant - See Carpenter Ant Section
(From National Pest Management Association's www.pestworldforkids.com)