Ants in Iowa

Spring is an excellent time for Iowans to step outdoors to enjoy the warm and fresh weather after the cold winter days. But it is also the season that marks an increased activity of ants. As there are more chances of encountering the tiny creatures and their colonies at this time of the year, it is good for you to know the species that are native to the state and if they bite or not.

The common big black ants of the state are the biting carpenter ants. More ants can be found in the below list.

Types of Ants in Iowa

Ants That Bite

  • Carpenter Ants
  • Thief Ant
  • Pavement Ants
  • Fire Ants
  • Field Ants
  • Acrobat Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Sugar Ant

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Fire Ants

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants