This ant’s name comes from the worker’s habit of running haphazardly about a room/building in search of food. Colonies tend to be small, composed of up to 2,000 workers and contains 8 to 40 queens.
Colonies are known to completely abandon one nesting site and move to another making control difficult. Inside, these ants will nest underneath floors, and in wall voids, especially near water pipes and heater. They will feed on any household foods. They most often enter homes in the fall or after a rain.