Carpenter ants are large, from 1/4–3/8-inches long and are one-node ants. They are dark brown to black, but some may have red or yellow coloration. To prevent them correct moisture problems, roof leaks, and plumbing leaks. Also cut back tree limbs or branches that could serve as a bridge to your structure
These black ants will eat almost anything. Pavement ants have been known to consume insects, seeds, honeydew, honey, bread, meats, nuts and cheese. They forage in trails for distances of up to 30 feet and are known to climb masonry walls that enter into occupied areas.
Odorous house ants like to eat sweets and are especially fond of honeydew. They are known to move their nests every three months or so in response to rain. Indoors, odorous house ants nest near moisture sources, such as in wall voids near hot water pipers, in heaters, beneath leaky fixtures and inside wood damaged by termites. Outside, odorous ants are often found in exposed soil or under stacks of firewood. Most common in Central Kansas