Every Colony of Big Headed Ants contain major workers and minor workers. The two differentiate primarily by size. Big Headed Ants get their name from the appearance of the major worker. The major worker has a very large head in relation to its body and defends the colony. The minor worker is smaller in size and is associated with feeding the colony.
Fortunately the Big Headed Ant does not typically sting or cause structural damage, unless the nest is disturbed. Even so, the bite is not painful.
Where do Big Headed Ants Live?
- Soiled or rotten wood outdoors.
- Rarely found in homes, but may be found in search of food.
What do Big Headed Ants Look Like?
- Typically no longer than ¼ to ⅛ of an inch in length.
- reddish brown in color.
How Do I Deal with Big Headed Ants?
As with most ants, the primary reason for an infestation in the home is food. Big Headed Ants usually make trails between their colony and the food source, making an infestation visible. Keeping food stored away in proper containers is always a recommended form of pest prevention.
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