Big-Headed Ants

Stating the obvious, Big-headed ants get their name from their appearance. The major workers have very large heads when compared to the rest of their bodies. The minor workers have average size heads. Appearing in warmers states like Florida, they are becoming more and more common and even invasive. They don’t sting and rarely bite people. The most inconvenient thing about them is the displaced soil they leave behind. Sometimes these ants are confused with subterranean termites because they leave tube-like debris in their wake. They however, do no structural damage to your home.

These ants are becoming an invasive species because they are killing off other ants including the biting Fire ant. Even though the minor workers are small and can’t easily defend their colony, they have a habit of holding on to invading insects until the big-headed ants come and take care of business.