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Ants (order Hymenoptera) – Any of various social insects of the family Formicidae, characteristically having wings only in the males and fertile females. Ants live in colonies that have a complex social organization.

black ants

Black Ants

Black ants or black garden ants, are common just about all over the world. They range in size from 1 to 1.6 millimeters Black ants can sting, but their stings are usually mild. They feed on just about anything sweet, from candy to fruit as well as small insects and animals, alive or dead. Keeping your kitchen clean of any sweet substances lying around are key to preventing a visit of these little pests

carpenter ants

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants can be more of a nuisance than you may realize. Though they don’t eat wood, carpenter ants are known for making their habitat in moist or decaying wood. They cut out “galleries” in this wood, whether it’s indoors or out. They’ll eat just about anything a human does, from meat to sweet substances.

fire ants

Fire Ants

Fire ants are usually found outside. They are reddish in color, and can be about 1/4 of an inch in length. Their mounds can be up to six inches in height and one to two feet in diameter. Larger colonies are known to have up to 250,000 workers. They can be aggressive, and typically eat meat, sweet or greasy substances. Fire ants are not native to North America, and can be tricky to get rid of.