I know it’s a weird question but I really can’t find any nests in my yard.
I know there are at least 3 species that at least nest in the area or visit my backyard. I think they are pavement ants, small ants that look like Argentine ants (but they seem to be too small to be), and some camponotus or Formica species (they have black head and abdomen but red thorax).
I’ve looked all over the place. I see little holes in dry dirt that look like entrances to nests, but I don’t see ants coming out of them. Plus, they just don’t look moist enough for them. I’ve also looked in the trees, but I haven’t seen many ants going up the trees. I figured that if we have camponotus, they would be nested in the trees.
I tried giving them honey multiple times to see where their trails lead but every time they just don’t seem interested.
It’s overall pretty hard to find nests in my yard. We have no grass, just dry dirt covered with gravel-like peices of marbled rock. The dirt underneath is hard too, I’m not sure why I see so many ants here anyway.
Edited by Derek451, June 26 2018 - 5:36 PM.