Which Ant Bugs You?

Common Types of Ants

Did you know there are more than 12,000 ant species worldwide? Fortunately in the Metro DC area we typically only see 6 in and around our homes: Acrobat ants, Carpenter ants, Field ants, Odorous house ants, Pavement ants, and Pharaoh ants. Of the six ant species found around homes two pose serious attention. The Carpenter ant can cause structural damage to the home, and the Pharaoh ant gets into and onto everything.

Acrobat Ant
Carpenter Ant
Field Ant
Pavement Ant
Pharaoh  Ant
Odorous Ant