Big-headed ants are light brown to dark reddish brown in color. They have two different size workers. Major workers range in size from 1/8″ – 1/4″ and is identified by it’s large head. The minor workers are proportioned to their body size.
Fire ants can be distinguished from other ants by their copper brown head and body with a darker abdomen, up to 1/4″ long. A typical fire ant colony produces large mounds in open areas, and feeds mostly on young plants, seeds, and sometimes crickets.
Pharaoh ants have a pale yellow to orange or red body, and black shading on the top and rear portion of their abdomen. Also called “sugar ants” or “piss ants,” pharaoh ants are some of the smallest ants, about 1/12-1/16 inch long.
There are over fourteen species of Carpenter Ants in Texas. The Carpenter ant species reside both outdoors and indoors in moist, decaying or hollow wood.
Crazy ants vary from red-brown to grayish, and even black in color. The ants are named because instead of following straight lines, they dash along erratically.