Ant Bites and Stings

Many ant species have the ability to bite and sting humans, although rarely deadly, this can become increasingly annoying especially for young children.

Ant poison or venom is made in the poison glands located in the gastor. The poison is also known to be used by ants for pheromone communication.

The Maricopa harvester ant, has the record for the most venomous insect in the world.

Bullet ants’ have the world record for the most painful insect sting. Pain is measured on the Schmidt Pain index.