When defending your home or business from ants, the best defense is a good offense.
Arkansas contains at least 132 ant species. Common local species include Carpenter, Formica, and Red Pavement ants. Those most likely to cause you problems are odorous house ants and fire ants.
Odorous house ants are small black or brown insects that emit an offensive smell when they feel threatened or are crushed. Fire ants are reddish brown and are well-known for being aggressive.