Ants in Louisiana

There are quite a few ant species in Louisiana, with some being serious pests. Though many of these have similar behavior and biology, correctly identifying the ant type is crucial to control and eradicate them from your home or yard.

The big black ants of Louisiana are the biting carpenter ants. The big red fire ants can inflict painful bites and cause allergic reactions in some people.

Types of Ants in Louisiana

Ants That Bite

  • Acrobat Ant
  • Argentine Ant
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Fire Ants
  • Little Black Ant
  • Pavement Ants
  • Tawny Crazy Ant
  • Trap-jaw Ant
  • Sugar Ant
  • Ghost Ant
  • Leafcutter Ants
  • Thief Ant
  • Harvester Ants

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants, Little Black Ant