Ants are the most frequent and persistent pests encountered around homes and buildings. Besides being a nuisance, ants contaminate food, build unsightly mounds on property, and cause damage by hollowing out wood and other materials for nesting from ants such as the carpenter ant. We are fortunate to not have fire ants in Minnesota and so the risk of bites and stings are minimal. However, it is possible to be attacked by certain ants, such as field ants, which are moderate size, and can bite when defending their nests. Pavement ants are also known to bite and sting if their nests are threatened. Got an ant problem? Let Bug Commander help you!