Ants in Arizona

Arizona’s mix of grasslands and deserts makes it home to various species of ants. Fire ants are the most common ants in this Grand Canyon State. An influx of ants in or near your home should be promptly dealt with by seeking professional help where needed. Correct identification of the ant type helps you in dealing with their infestation. This article could help you in that direction.

If you are seeing big black ants in Arizona, they are most likely to be the biting carpenter ants. In the same way, big red ants are possibly the harvester ones. The common tiny black ants of the state are the odorous house ants, while the small red ants are mostly the poisonous southern and desert fire ants. The invasive red imported fire ants are not native to the state but spread from the neighboring southeastern and southwestern states.

Types of Ants in Arizona

Ants That Bite

  • Carpenter Ants
  • Crazy Ant
  • Red Imported Fire Ant
  • Desert Fire Ants
  • Southern Fire Ant
  • Pavement Ant (Sugar Ant)
  • Harvester Ants
  • Argentine Ant
  • Leafcutter Ants

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Red Imported Fire Ant, Harvester Ants

Black Ants: Odorous House Ant, Carpenter Ants

Yellow Ants: Crazy Ant, Pharaoh Ant