Ants in Arkansas

The largest common ant of Arkansas is the carpenter ant. So, if you are seeing big black ants in Arkansas, they are most likely to be the biting carpenter ants. It is a nuisance as although it doesn’t eat wood, it removes huge quantities of it to build its nest. The biting imported fire ants are not native to this state. They arrived through the port of Mobile in Alabama in the 1910s and 1930s.

Types of Ants in Arkansas

Ants That Bite

  • Formica Ants (Wood Ants)
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Red Imported Fire Ant
  • Black Imported Fire Ant

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Red Imported Fire Ant

Black Ants: Odorous House Ant, Carpenter Ants, Black Imported Fire Ant