- Can range in size from 1/12 to 1 inch (2 to 25 mm).
- Typically live in large groups or colonies that can consist of millions of ants.
Ants are the most common nuisance pest in the United States. There is the common myth that seeing one ant indoors does not equal a full-blown infestation. Although this can be true, ants cooperate by leaving an invisible chemical trail for other ants to follow once they locate a promising food source. If that food source is in your home, you can count on ant colonies developing. While most ants are considered harmless, there are those – such as fire ants, which sting and carpenter ants, which damage wood – that can be more than a nuisance and pose threats to your family’s health and property.