Big Headed Ant Habits
Big Headed Ants are omnivorous, eating everything from small animals to seeds. Each nest has multiple queens and “super colonies” of interconnected nests are not unheard of. Big Headed Ant nests can be recognized by displaced dirt piles with multiple entrances. Big Headed Ants prefer to nest in dark, moist locations, though they have been found in homes when food is easily available.
Threats Posed by Big Headed Ants
Big Headed Ants are notorious for property damage, with their large nests threatening the integrity of plant roots. From an ecological standpoint they are a terror, killing native ants and taking over their habitat. A Big Headed Ant invasion is no laughing matter, but luckily their bite is not terribly serious and they do not sting.
Big Headed Ant Control, Removal, & Prevention
If a colony is found outdoors, it must be removed. Otherwise the colony will continue to grow and may find its way indoors. Food should not be left out to tempt the ants inside.