Big-headed Ants The soldiers of these ants, which are workers that serve strictly a defensive function, have exceptionally large heads in relation to their body size

  • The minor workers have a skinny body shape and do not have enlarged heads but can be recognized by the shape of their heads, which narrow ends behind the eyes
  • Are found in warmer and dryer sections of the United States and are quite common in Southwest Florida
  • Nests are found in exposed soil or undercover, pavers, concrete driveways house slabs and in rotting wood
  • Damaged or softened wood
  • Rarely nest indoors but will
    invade homes through cracks in your house's slab and around pipe penetrations
  • They prefer proteins, grease, and starches
  • They at first glance look like fire ants but can be distinguished from them by the
    presence of 12 segments in the antenna, with a tri segmented antennal club
  • These ants can swarm into your house almost overnight


Call one of our professionals at Empire to keep these invaders from your home.