Ants in Florida

Florida is home to many species of ants, having very tiny to large sizes. But most of them are not considered pests. The ant season in Florida is typically spring, between April and June. However, ants are active here in most of the months, including the rainy season.

The big red ants found here are usually the poisonous red imported fire ants, and the tiny red ones are the pharaoh ants. The tiny black ones are mostly the sugar ants that bite. The ghost ants are one of the smallest in the state. The common red and black ants here are the biting carpenter ants.

Types of Ants in Florida

Ants That Bite

  • Acrobat Ant
  • Bigheaded Ant
  • Ghost Ant
  • Sugar Ant
  • Harvester Ants
  • Little Yellow Ant
  • Pavement Ants
  • Tawny Crazy Ant
  • Pyramid Ant
  • Native Fire Ants
  • Imported Fire Ants
  • Argentine Ant
  • Thief Ant
  • Acrobat Ant
  • Caribbean Crazy Ant
  • Graceful Twig Ant
  • Carpenter Ants (Bull Ants)

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Fire Ants

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants