Acrobat Ant

heart-shaped abdomen when viewed from above. 1/8- to 1/4-inch; black, dark brown, or red and black. Habitat Like carpenter ants, acrobat ants prefer to nest in moist or rotted wood.…

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Argentine Ant

Brown to light brown; shiny. About 1/10-inch long. Habitat Argentine ant colonies live in moist areas near a food source, often in damp soil next to buildings, along sidewalks or…

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Big Headed Ant

Light brown to dark reddish brown; 1/16- to 1/8-inch long. Habitat Big headed ants enter buildings occasionally, preferring to nest in protected soil such as under stones, leaf litter, mulch,…

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Carpenter Ant

Among the largest of ants, 1/4- to 3/8-inch long. Color varies depending on species, from red to black or a combination. The most common species is black. Habitat Carpenter ants…

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Odorous House Ant

Brown; about 1/8 inch long. Habitat Outdoors house ants nest in soil, often under objects such as loose bark, firewood or lumber. Indoors they nest in wall voids, especially around…

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Pavement Ant

Dark brown to blackish; about 1/8 inch long. Habitat Pavement ants get their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavement. Colonies are usually easy to…

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Pharaoh Ant

Yellow to reddish; very small, 1/16- to 1/8-inch long. Habitat Pharaoh ants nest almost anywhere that provides protection. They are extremely opportunistic and have been found nesting in walls, furniture,…

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Thief Ant

Golden-yellow; one of the smallest ants, 1/16- to 1/8-inch long. Habitat Thief ants derive their name from their habit of establishing colonies close to other ants to steal their food,…

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