Black ants belong to the genus of non-stinging Formicine ants. They are the ant species that's most commonly found in the garden and are the only ant regularly seen indoors.

Black ants like to nest in soil that is dryish and sandy, but not desiccated or exposed. They are important soil engineers, mixing it up and increasing its fertility.

Black ants are entirely harmless. Its jaws are its main defence, but they are not strong enough to break someone?s skin.

Bug Facts

  • Scientific Name: Lasius Niger
  • Size: 3 to 5 mm (0.1 to 0.2 in)
  • Diet: Nectar, small insects, fruit