Ant Hill

Asked May 24, 2013, 5:32 AM EDT

I have noticed what looks to be an ant hill in my front yard. I want to know what type of insect it is. Should I be concerned? Attached is a photograph.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Yes, your insects are most likely one of several species of ants that are indigenous to our area. While normally considered to be beneficial insects, ants can sometimes be a nuisance. If they are in the wrong place and constitute a problem, you could sprinkle diatomaceous earth on and around the mound and they will move the nest to another location.