Ants are grouped by behavior as well as species
There are many different types of ants. Because there are so many species, some experts classify them based on their behavior. There are two main groups of ants found in and around the home: nuisance ants and mound-building ants. Nuisance ants often form trails to and from food or water. If you are trying to treat these particular ants, it’s important to destroy their trail as well as the nest (which is often found outdoors). Mound-building ants mostly live outdoors, and their nests can be unsightly to your landscaping. In addition, there are two types of ants that are unique enough to get their own categories: carpenter ants and fire ants.
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Learn more about fire ants.