Class: Insecta, Order: hymenoptera- Ants are among the most common and most difficult pests to control. These insects can be nuisance pests with just a few scouts in your house looking for food. Other than stinging and biting humans, they may also invade and contaminate food. They cause damage to lawns, golf courses, and other premises where they typically build nests. Ants steal seeds from seedbeds or feed on germinating seeds. They also defoliate and gnaw plants and plant products, promoting plant diseases, development of fungus, and growth of other harmful insects like plant lice and mealy bugs.
Ants gnaw on fabrics, leaving holes. They can also damage rubber insulation in telephone wires or other equipment. Some types of ants can kill young poultry, birds, livestock or game. Carpenter Ants bring serious damage to wooden furniture and structures. Only a few ant species are actually anything more than just nuisance pests. Some examples of ant pests include Argentine Ant, Fire Ant, Feral Ant, Harvester Ant, Carpenter Ant and the Odorous Ant.