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Red ants

House ants - These are of several kinds but the one most usually troublesome is the little red ant or Pharaoh ant (Monomorium pharaonis L.), probably a native of Europe but now abundant in nearly all countries. It is very small, red in color, and makes its nests in walls, floors, sills or other timbers, whence it explores all parts of the houses, paying particular attention to those places where food is found.

Oftentimes regular lines of these pests may be found marching from some article of food they have discovered to their nest, with another line beside the just, on their way to obtain food. In such cases it is sometimes easy to trace their line of march back to where they enter some timber in which their nest is placed.