Most Common Ants

What are the most common ants found in houses across the United States?

I started to realize when watching TV how ants dominated the channel. I looked around and saw them all over the place, but I never really stopped to think about ants. After some research I decided to share a little bit of what I learned here.

Ants are the most common household pest. This is not a coincidence because the ant colonies are looking for suitable warm and close place to spend their winters. Due to that it would be quite logical to conclude that there could be at least one colony of ants nesting in your home.

The name is misleading, because the common names of ants are hard to define. If an ant is a stinging pest to you, it doesn’t count. If an ant is a honeypot ant that you find fascinating, it still doesn’t count.

Ants are insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 of an total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.

Most Common Ants

The most common ants in the United States are the carpenter ant, pharaoh ant, fire ant and odorous house ant. Carpenter ants are black or brown with a yellowish abdomen; they live in wood and may eat it. Pharaoh ants are small, light-brown or yellowish with two black stripes on their thoraxes. They live in colonies in buildings and feed on sugar-based foods. Fire ants are reddish-brown with a dark head and thorax; they live in nests underground and can inflict painful stings. The odorous house ant is small, brownish red with a black head and thorax; it lives outdoors under rocks or logs and feeds on plant material.

The most common ants in the world are:

* Argentine Ants

* Big-Headed Ants

* Carpenter Ants

* Fire Ants

* Ghost Ants

* Honeypot Ants


The most common ants in the US are black garden ants, carpenter ants, and pharaoh ants. They might be familiar to you because they’re so common. But they might also be unique because they can help you identify your home’s structural problems, or simply just annoy you by getting into all of your food.

These ants aren’t exactly a pest problem—they’re actually more of an indicator that there’s something wrong with your property. If you notice them around your house, it could mean that there’s moisture in the walls or floors of your home, which makes it a great place for them to build nests.

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