Ant Types & Facts

There are more than 700 ant species found in the U.S., although only about 25 species are known to commonly infest homes. Of these, many species have been given nicknames based on their distinguishing characteristics.

acrobat ants

Acrobat Ants

argentine ants

Argentine Ants

big headed ants

Big-Headed Ants

carpenter ant

Carpter Ant

citronella ants

Citronella Ants

crazy ants

Crazy Ant

field ants

Field Ants

fire ants

Fire Ants

florida carpenter ants

Florida Carpenter Ants

ghost ants

Ghost Ants

red harvester ants

Harvest Ants

odorous ants

Odorous Ants

pavement ants

Pavement Ants

pharaoh ants

Pharaoh Ants

rover ants

Rover Ants

thief ants with larvae

Thief Ants