Big red ants, especially endemic in Texas, are known as red harvester ants. The ants are closer to red or brown in color than are black ants. They measure about 1/2 to 1/4 inch long. Twenty-two species of red harvester a... More »

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Red ants eat nearly anything that they can find including plants and other insects. The ants are scavengers and take advantage of many food sources. More »

Red ants are best killed with hot water and soap, according to Organic Gardening magazine. Additionally, many commercially made products are effective in killing red ants, however, most are harmful to the environment, an... More »

Leaf cutter ants eat fungus to help them digest their food and for the nutrients the fungus supplies. Adult leaf cutter ants also cultivate the fungus and feed it to the growing ant larvae, which eat nothing else. The an... More »

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Flying ants, also referred to as winged carpenter ants, are attracted to sweets, grease, meat and fat. Winged ants also tend to swarm after heavy rain storms. When winged ants emerge from walls, ceilings or crawl spaces,... More »

Leaf cutter ants harvest leaves and turn them into fungus that they consume. Gardener-nurse ants break off chunks of the fungus to feed the colony and larvae. More »

Fire ants prefer to build mounds in open, well-lit areas, such as parks and fields, although they can also be found in rotten logs and stumps in wooded areas. Some colonies will also develop under buildings. More »