Common Ants in Maryland

Ants

Learn all about the different types of ants that inhabit Maryland, how to identify them, and what you can do about any ant problem that you may have.

Fun Fact: Ants have the largest brain in proportion to its size of any insect.

Argentine Ants

Argentine ants live in wet environments and position themselves near a source of food. They are periodic invaders of homes in the Maryland area and ca…

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants typically build nests in wood such as tree stumps, firewood or landscaping materials. They typically enter homes through wet, damaged w…

Crazy Ants

Crazy ants can adapt to different climates and conditions and are comfortable in both wet and dry areas. They will sometimes abandon one nest to creat…

Odorous House Ants

Odorous Ants live in old, vacated termite galleries, in between layers, under mulch beds, in leaf litter, and under debris around the exterior of home…

Pavement Ants

Pavement ants make nest in or under pavement cracks and enter homes and structures through the cracks, and get under slabs in structures.…

Red Imported Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire ants gain entry through holes or cracks in structure. They will sting, often multiple times, any person who comes across a nest. The…

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