Common types of ants in New Jersey
Ants are social insects that live and work together to care for and feed their entire colony, which can be comprised of hundreds to many thousands of members. Ants can be described as nuisance and/or damaging depending on the type of ant and the situation. They are common invaders of homes and once these pesky critters establish themselves on a property or inside of a home they are difficult to get rid of without professional help. The most common ants found living in our area include the acrobat ant, carpenter ant, citronella ant, odorous house ant, pavement ant, and pharaoh ant.