ANTS (3)

Odorous House Ants

This ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smells it gives off when crushed and the fact that they commonly nest in or around houses. Native to the United States, these ants are very social, living in colonies of up to 100,000 members. Size: 1/16″ to 1/8″ Shape: Segmented, oval Color: Brown or […]

Pavement Ants

Although these ants can live inside, they get their name because they make their nests in or under cracks in pavement. Pavement ant colonies average 3,000 to 4,000 members and have several queens. Size: 1/8″ Shape: Segmented, oval Color: Dark brown to black Legs: 6 Wings: Varies Antenna: Yes Common Name: Pavement ant Phylum: Arthropoda […]

Red Imported Fire Ants

Red imported fire ants (RIFA, for short) are more aggressive than other ant species and have a painful sting. These ants and their telltale mound nests should be actively avoided. Red imported fire ants can adapt to many climates and conditions in and around their environment. For example, if the colony senses increased water levels […]