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Emerging Urban Pests
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Pest ants will continue to invade the United States because of the movement of agricultural products and other goods through international trade. These ants can and often do emerge as major pests. The following are a few pest ant species that the IFAHI unit is conducting limited research on:

White-footed ant, Technomyrmex albipes

White-footed ant

Pharoah ant, Monomorium pharaonis

Pharoah ant



Little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata

Little fire ant


Ghost Ant, Tapinoma melanocephalum