Argentine Ant

Big Head Ant

Cone Ant

Cone Ant

Crazy Ant

Fire Ant

Harvester Ant

Honey Pot Ant

Leafcutter ant

Rover Ant

Velvet Ant

Cone Ant

Description:

Cone AntThe Cone Ant measures up to ¼ inch.  Their color can be black, red or dark brown.  Their nests are volcano-shaped and 3 to 4 inches in diameter.

Behavior:

Cone Ants nest in the soil and prefer open arid habitats.  They forage randomly and feed on insects and other proteins.  They are most active late in the day through the night time hours.  This ant can have several mounds within 2 to 3 feet of each other.

Control:

Protein based baits are most effective when dealing with these ants.  Pest control maintenance programs help reduce occurrences.

Cone Ant Mound

Cone Ants are looked at as beneficial because they often prey on undesirable ant species such as the Fire Ant.