Ants are a very common pest problem in Texas. Fire ants are the most problematic with their hardiness and painful stings. Texas red harvester ants, carpenter ants, and pharaoh ants are also troublesome. Indoors, ants are attracted to any sweet foods or spills and pose a contamination risk. Carpenter ants are known to chew through wood in your home’s walls! An ant mound in your backyard can ruin many otherwise beautiful days for your family, and tough ant problems always require professional intervention.