Types of Ants

Field Ant

Field Ant

Field ants can be a variety of colors, including pale yellow or red, brown, or black, while some may be a combination of any of these four colors. Found throughout the United States, they range from ⅛ to ⅜” long.


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Argentine Ant

Argentine Ant

Most commonly found in the Southeastern United States, California, and Hawaii, argentine ants vary between 1/16 to 1/4 of an inch in length. They’re coloring ranges from dark brown to black and shiny.


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Little Black Ant

Little Black Ant

You can probably guess what this ant looks like! Measuring about 1/16” (1.5-2 mm) long with a segmented body, it can be found throughout the United States. It is most commonly found in the Eastern U.S., as well as the southern half of California.


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Red Imported Fire Ant

Red Imported Fire Ant

Red imported fire ants, commonly called RIFAs to make the name more manageable, are small, ranging from ⅛ to ⅜” in length. They have six legs, a segmented body, and their color can be anywhere from dark reddish to brown.


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Carpenter Ant

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants are usually brown, red, or black -- or a mixture of the three. Measuring ½ to ⅝ of an inch long, they can be found throughout the United States and are especially common in the North.


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