6 Types of Ants Commonly Found in Florida

September 20th, 2020

Did you know that there are over 10,000 types of ants all over the world? Even though a lot of ants look the same or very similar, they can actually be very different. Florida has a tropical climate that certain ant species like to call home. Here are the six species of ants you are likely to find in Florida.

Fire ants

You really don’t want to play around with fire ants. These biting ants can leave behind a stinging bite mark on the skin that can be uncomfortable at best. Many people are allergic to fire ants. But if you have never encountered them, you won’t know if you have an allergy. It is best to avoid them altogether, and this is one reason you should get a professional to identify and eliminate pests from your home.

Crazy ants

These ants really are crazy! They tend to wander in crazy patterns with no apparent rhyme or reason. These ants love sweet things, but they usually aren’t much of a nuisance indoors. If you do get them, they can be easily controlled as long as you are keeping your kitchen completely clean.

Big-headed ants

These ants are much like fire ants, without leaving a stinging bite. These ants are also sweet-feeders and are just a nuisance.

Ghost ants

You aren’t likely to see ghost ants in your home, but they can take over your lawn and garden. These ants can cause some damage to your plants if left unchecked.

Carpenter or bull ants

These ants leave a stinging bite like fire ants. But they aren’t as destructive to vegetation, and they don’t swarm.

White-footed ants

These ants are relatively new to the climates of Florida, but that doesn’t make them less of a concern. In fact, these ants are the hardest to get rid of because they don’t carry bait back to the nest. You’ll have to have a professional eliminate the problem at the nest.

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