Big-Headed Ant

Big-Headed Ant

Big-headed ants are native of South Africa and are known for forming very large infestations with multiple queens. They nest in and around homes and forage indoors. Once indoors, they can often be found trailing near the baseboards under the carpeting. These ants are normally found in the warmer climates. Big-headed ant colonies consist of two worker forms, small and large. The small workers are typically 1½ – 2½ mm in length while the large workers are 2½ – 3½ mm in length and having a very large head disproportionate to the body.