Ant Identification Guide Across the Mid West and East Coast

What Are Ants?

One of the most common and dreaded household insects is the ant. Ants are social creatures that live together in large colonies with multiple nesting sites. Even though individually they are tiny creatures, they are difficult to control and even harder to eradicate when they work together as a group! There are around a thousand species of ants living in the United States, with a handful considered household pests that have learned the benefits of living and foraging for food in and around homes and businesses.

In our area, ants that cause us the most concern include:

  • Odorous house ants
  • Fire ants
  • Argentine ants
  • Carpenter ants
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Are Ants Dangerous?

A single ant colony can have more than a million members and multiple nesting sites. Finding and eliminating all ant nesting sites from your property is not an easy task! The difficulty in eliminating a colony from your property is one reason why these pests are dangerous.

Below are some other reasons to stop these insects from feeling at home on your property:

  • Ants contaminate food and surfaces with bacteria that they carry on their body and legs.
  • Carpenter ants cause structural damage to houses after invading its structural wood to nest.
  • Fire ants bite and sting people and pets. Their venom is strong enough to trigger (sometimes life-threatening) allergic reactions.
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Where Will I Find Ants?

Ants are not shy and will make their presence very well-known to homeowners. They nest inside our homes in hard to reach areas like behind walls, below floors, and above ceilings, leaving the nest each day to forage for food.

The following areas are where homeowners are most likely to see ants:

  • Walkways and driveways
  • Lawns and gardens
  • Decks and porches
  • Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements
  • Areas under sinks and around hot water pipes

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