With over 12,000 species of ants, it is almost impossible to avoid seeing them wherever you go. Ants are found on every continent except for Antarctica… how ironic!

Argentine Ants

Where do they live?

Argentine Ants live in large colonies near wetlands such as rivers and lakes.

What do they eat?

Argentine Ants will eat almost anything they can find. They’re known to prefer sweets, fats, and oils.

Pavement Ants

Where do they live?

Pavements Ants live – you guessed it – near the pavement! They plant their lives next to or under slabs of cement including sidewalks, patios, and driveways.

What do they eat?

Pavements Ants have a broad diet of other insects, oils, seeds, meats, and many other household foods.

Carpenter Ants

Where do they live?

Carpenter Ants prefer to live in damp habitats like old trees. They nest in old damaged wood because it provides them with protection while keeping their environment damp.

What do they eat?

Carpenter Ants like to eat fats, sugary foods, and other dead and living insects.

Red Imported Fire Ants

Where do they live?

These Fire Ants form a mound of soil where their colony lives.

What do they eat?

Red Imported Fire Ants primarily eat vegetation like leaves.

Odorous House Ants

Where do they live?

These ants are native to the United States and live in harsh outdoor conditions in soil and under rocks and old debris.

What do they eat?

Odorous House Ants like to eat diseased insects and sugary foods.