Ghost Ants are highly adaptable and will readily nest indoors or outdoors. They are recognized by the dark head and near translucent body and legs, making them appear very small. They feed mainly on sweets but will also feed on grease and the occasional dead insect.
Although most Fire Ants species are not invasive, they can be more aggressive than most native species of ant. When threatened fire ants can bite and sting. For humans, this is a painful sting that can create the sensation of a burn, similar to fire. The venom of fire ant stings can produce Anaphylactic Shock in some sensitive people.
White-Footed Ants do not bite or sting, and they have not been linked to any structural damage. They are, however, attracted to sweet foods and can commonly be found foraging indoors and outdoors on hedges producing insects such as aphids and scales.These ants are almost impossible to totally eliminate from an infested home without a professional. They possess an enormous population, and through budding and swarming, have tremendous reproduction capabilities.
Carpenter ants are large ants known to be native to most of the world They build nests in dead damp wood and can hollow out trees. They reside both indoors and outdoors in moist decaying or hollow wood. They build passageways to allow passage from one part of the nest to another. They can damage wood on construction sites and leave a sawdust material behind as a clue to their location. They do not actually eat the wood removed while building nests, rather deposit it outside entrances to the colony in small piles. Each colony is founded by a single fertilized queen that establishes a nesting site in a cavity of wood. The most effective way to treat for ants is to do so slowly, give the workers time to bring back the bait to their queen and colony.
Prevention is the best line of defense!