I don't have pictures, sorry. I was too busy smooshing them last night. They are about 3/8' long and dark reddish brown. There were a couple floating around but a bunch inside the floats of my rope. My dad has the same type of ants in the deck seams at his house.
Any solutions? I'm willing to put the amdro/insecticide down before I lay sod, but that is still a few weeks away )c: