Pavement ants earned their name because they nest in cracks in driveways and under sidewalks, piling the resulting dirt in a mound on top of the pavement. These ants are found throughout the Eastern United States and Upper Midwest part of the country. A typical colony of pavement ants includes multiple queens and numerous workers. Pavement ants will feed on a wide variety of foods, including meats, grease, live and dead insects, seeds and honeydew from aphids. They prefer to eat greasy foods and can eat most foods consumed by humans.