What are Ants?


A small insect, often with a sting, that usually lives in a complex social colony with one or more breeding queens. It is wingless except for fertile adults, which often form large mating swarms, and is proverbial for industriousness.

Quick Facts

  • Queen Ants can live up to 30 years, while males live only a mere few weeks on average.
  • Ants are hard-workers, and work all year long.
  • Some Ants will raid stored food, damage indoor structures, and some can even damage agricultural crops.
  • Some Ants will sting or bite.

 Carpenter Ants

  • Carpenter Ants are among the largest ants in the United States, ranging from 3.4mm to 13mm long.
  • They reside in both indoor and outdoor in moist, decaying, or hollow wood.

Fire Ants

  • Fire Ants are very active and aggressive.
  • They're also omnivorous, eating both other insects and plants.
  • These Ants are not native, and were actually brought over via imports from other Countries. In the South, they thrived.


Ants working