Ants in Massachusetts

Ants are common in Massachusetts, with many making their way into homes. These species may cause damage to indoor locations, act as major pests and even bite. They create a mess by spreading food, trash, tables, and counters.   

The common small red ants of Massachusetts are the European fire ants. The big black ants of the state are mostly the biting carpenter ants. But they can also be red and red and black.

Types of Ants in Massachusetts

Ants That Bite

  • Carpenter Ants
  • Acrobat Ant
  • Pavement Ants
  • European Fire Ant
  • Little Black Ant

Ants That Don’t Bite

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: European Fire Ant

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants, Little Black Ant