Hard working and relentless, Ants can make short work of your sanity. They invade kitchens and interrupt pleasant days outside. There are many species of ants. The most common ant encountered is the Argentine ant, about medium in size (3mm) and brownish or black in color. Harvester ants are large (8mm), red or dark brown, create mounds of dirt outside, and bite! An even fiercer biter, also found outside, is the fire ant. They are a little smaller than the harvester and have a red upper body and black lower body. In addition to food (sweet and savory) ants are attracted to water, and so can often be found in kitchen’s and bathrooms, much to our dismay.