Many ant species do not bite. This is not true for the tropical fire ant. This fast-moving ant is a ground nester that reacts with painful stings directed at humans and animals whenever their nest is disturbed.
Carpenter ants are attracted to wet or moist wood where they will chew tunnels to create an area for their colony’s nest. These channels weaken the structural integrity of the wood and can be problematic to your home or businesses foundational support. The damage caused by carpenter ants can cost thousands of dollars to repair.
If they feel the nest is distrubed, they may sting and spray formic acid into the bitten area, which enhances the level of pain. For those allergic to the venom, stings from a tropical fire and or carpenter ant can be dangerous.