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Thief Ant

The thief ant is named for the way it robs the nests of other ants for food, sometimes making home there. Thief ants are some of the smallest ants you will find, making them hard to identify. They range in color from yellow to brown, and nest […]

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Small Honey (False Honey) Ant

The small honey ant, sometimes called the false honey ant, may be named for the fact it has been confused with the true honey ant. This ant can be various shades of brown, and has a shiny appearance. Small honey ants are outside dwellers, but on occasion […]

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Pharaoh Ant

The Pharaoh ant is believed to have come from Egypt, and named after the ancient plagues in the days of the Pharaohs. These small ants are only around 1/16″ long, and are typically lighter colored with a darker abdomen. They bear more of a resemblance to a […]

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Pavement Ant

The pavement ant is named for it’s preference to nest under sidewalks, or in cracks in cement. They are small ants, less than 1/8″ long, ranging from brown to black in color. Their legs are lighter in color than their body, which may be helpful in identifying […]

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Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant is named for the smell it emits when crushed. Similar to the smell of rotten coconuts, this odor can be useful to identify these ants. In the house they prefer sweet foods, but have been known to eat other things. Even though the […]

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Little Black Ant

The Little Black ant has similar nesting habits to other ants, though it’s biology is not very well understood. It’s name comes from the fact this ant is little, and black! (only 1/16″ long) Common to this area, the little black ant feeds on many food items […]

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Fire Ant

Fire ants are named after their painful bites and stings, which can feel like fire. Typically smaller ants, around 1/8th of an inch long, they can be identified by their coloring. The body of the fire ant is a light red color, and the abdomen will be […]

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Field Ant

The field ant is a very large group of ants, making up a sixth of the ant population. They generally make their nests in mounds outside, but have been known to enter houses in search of food. Field ants are fairly good sized, around 1/4″ long, ranging […]

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Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants frequently make their homes by hollowing out wood to make galleries and nests, which is how they got their name. Carpenter ants tear wood and clear it out for nesting, they don’t actually digest it like termites. These ants can also nest in wall voids, […]

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Bigheaded Ant

The bigheaded ant gets its name from the disproportionately large head of the worker, used to crack hard seeds and other prey. Colors of the bigheaded ant range anywhere from yellow to almost black, and many combinations in between. Bigheaded ants aren’t as common to find inside, […]

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