Big-Headed Ant Facts
- Typically Big-Headed Ants are no longer than 1/4 to 1/8 of an inch in length.
- Big-Headed Ants are reddish brown in color.
- Nest in soil or rotten wood outdoors; rarely infest homes but may enter in search of food.
How to Get Rid of Big-Headed Ants
Remove potential nesting places near the home.
Firewood piles should be as far from the house as possible.
Maintaining a gap between the building and any mulch or vegetation will help discourage these ants from invading the home.
Controlling these ants can involve several treatment methods. If part of the colony survives, the population can rebound. It is best to leave control to the pest control professional.