Ants in Minnesota

There are almost 10 species of ants that call Minnesota home.  They increase their activities in spring when they are eager to find a new home and feast on food sources. They also invade homes in the hot summer months.

The small red Minnesota ants are the pharaoh ants, while the big black ones are the biting carpenter ants. More common ant species of the state can be found below.

Types of Ants in Minnesota

Ants That Bite

  • Carpenter Ants
  • Cornfield Ants
  • Field Ants
  • Pavement Ants
  • Thief Ant

Ants That Don’t Bite

  • Larger Yellow Ant
  • Pharaoh Ant

Ants by Colors

Red Ants: Cornfield Ants

Black Ants: Carpenter Ants, Field Ants

Yellow Ants: Larger Yellow Ant