Insect Pest Control
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Insect

Anonymous added on September 15, 2015 | Answered

This insect I've seen in my yard looks like a giant ant. It's red, black, and about 4 times the size of little black ants. Would you happen to know what it is?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 18, 2015

Wow, this could be a lot of insects. That being said, here are two possibilities (based on your zone) that I came up with:

If it's red, black and fuzzy, it could be the red velvet ant: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef442.asp

Some types of fire ants can get quite large and are both red (up front) and black

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