Are ants harmful to humans?

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Ants can be, literally and metaphorically, irritating but they are a nuisance rather than a destructive pest. Reds ants can sting – mainly to protect their nests – while black ants are generally less aggressive, but they do not transmit any serious diseases. Pharaoh’s ants are an exception as they can transmit harmful germs, which they pick up as a result of their feeding habits (see above).Ants make nests, which can undermine both garden, and greenhouse plants, while some species build mounds on lawns, which makes mowing difficult and spoils a lawn’s appearance. more
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