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There are more than 10,000 ant species in the world, with lifespans ranging from a few weeks to several years. Though these insects are a fascinating social species, they're also a hazardous household pest. If you're battling an ant infestation in your home or yard, this easy identification system will help you figure out who your invaders are and what you should do about them.

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Geographical Location

North West Region South West Region
North Central Region South Central Region
North East Region South East Region

Common Household Location

Inside (Kitchen, bathroom, etc) Structural (Walls and windows)
Outside the home (Lawn and pool area)

Color

Black Brown
Red Tan

Size

Small (1-5mm) Medium (5-10mm)
Large (10-15mm)

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Little Fire Ants

Wasmannia

Vollenhovia Emeryi

Vollenhovia

Fungus-Growing Ants

Trachymyrmex

Pavement Ant

Tetramorium

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Acorn Ants

Temnothorax

White-Footed Ants

Technomyrmex

Ghost Ant

Tapinoma

Miniature Huntress Ants

Strumigenys

Dracula Ants

Stigmatomma

Stenamma Ants

Leaf-Litter

Stigma Ants

Pseudoponera

Elongate Twig Ants

Pseudomyrmex

The Winter Ant

Prenolepis

Blind Crypt Ants

Ponera

Slave-Raiding Ants

Polyergus

Southern Broadnosed Killer Ants

Platythyrea

Big-Headed Ants

Pheidole

Black Crazy Ants

Paratrechina

Huntress Ants

Pachycondyla

Trap-Jaw Ants

Odontomachus

Black Household Ant

Ochetellus

Tank Army Ants

Nomamyrmex

Tiger Ants

Neoponera

Army Ants

Neivamyrmex

European Fire Ant

Myrmica

Honeypot Ants

Myrmecocystus

Velvety Tree Ants

Liometopum

Slender Ants

Leptothorax

Razor-Jaw Ants

Leptogenys

Black Garden Ant

Lasius

Army Ants

Labidus

Roger’s Ant

Hypoponera

Guest Ants

Formicoxenus

Field Ants, Thatch-Mound Ants

Formica

Cone Ants

Dorymyrmex

Small Fungus-Growing Ants

Cyphomyrmex

Tramp Ants

Cardiocondyla

Needle Ants

Brachyponera Chinensis

Rover Ants

Brachymyrmex

Leafcutter Ants

Atta

Myrmicine Ants

Aphaenogaster

Small Trap-Jaw Ants

Anochetus

Acropyga Ant

Formicine Ants

Leafcutter Ant

Acromyrmex

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Turtle Ants

Cephalotes

Sugar Ant

Camponotus consobrinus

Carpenter Ant

Camponotus

Pavement Ant

Tetramorium caespitum

Acrobat Ant

Crematogaster

Pharaoh Ant

Monomorium pharaonis

Southern Fire Ant

Solenopsis xyloni

Red Imported Fire Ant

Solenopsis Invicta

Crazy Ant

Nylanderia fulva

Argentine Ant

Linepithema Humile

Harvester Ant

Pogonomyrmex barbatus