Different Types of Ants
can be red, black, brown or a combination thereof.
#fire ants are most common in the South and Southwest
“Crazy ants are smarter than your average ant,
Little black ants hide behind walls, under rocks, beneath piles of logs and in other shadowy voids.
They neither bite nor sting, but are nomadic, moving their nest frequently.
#Pharaoh ants are small with a brown-to-yellowish color thorax (the middle part of the body) that gives them an almost transparent quality.
The Argentine ant worker is a shiny light- to dark-brown color and is between 1/16-in. and 1/4-in. long.
The shifty thief ant is so small it can sneak into your home undetected to feed on greasy foods like potato chips.
Brown to dark reddish brown, #pyramid ants are marked by a triangular projection on the top of their thorax.
#leafcutters harvest plant parts by using their jaws, which vibrate a thousand times per second.
The #kidnapper ants steal other ants’ babies.
#Acrobat ants get their name from their unique ability to raise their heart-shaped abdomens over their heads.
The #citronella (yellow) ant gets its name from the lemon verbena odor they emit when threatened or stepped on.
The field ant (a.k.a. thatch-mound ant) gets its name for its love of the great outdoors.
Donning a gorgeous orangish red color and measuring up to 1/2-in. long
Field ants come in colors from pale yellow to black and have unevenly rounded profiles.
acrobat ants will gladly sting you if disturbed.
Sometimes confused with subterranean termites, soil-nesting
#big-headed ants are native to tropical Florida.
Kidnapper ants can be identified by their red heads and thoraxes with black abdomens.