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Common Types of Ants Found Around The Home

May 14th, 2015

Below, we will take a look at some of the most common ants and their profiles to help you distinguish what type of ant pest you might be dealing with.

ARGENTINE

Color:  Dark to Light Brownargen

Size: 2.2-2.8 mm

Nest:  In moist soil, next to or under buildings or sidewalks.

 

FIRE ANTS

Color: Reddishfire

Size: 1.6-5mm

Nest: In ground

 

CARPENTER

Color: Black, reddish or yellowishcarpenter

3.4- 13mm

Nest: In decaying, hollow wood.

 

ODOROUS HOUSE ANTS

Color: Dark Brown or Blackimages9UMA2WAZ

Size: 2.4-3.3mm

Nest: Inside of walls and beneath floors

 

PAVEMENT ANTSimagesQ3Z9QGV9

Color: Light brown or black

Size: 2.5-3mm

Nest: Under stones, near curbsides, and in pavement cracks

 

PHAROAH ANTSimages9PU9V3SC

Color: Light yellow, red and black markings

Size: 2mm long

Nest: Food service area or in well protected areas in structures. Outside in lawns and gardens.

 

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