Ants evolved from wasps 140 million years ago. They are now found in six of seven continents. Ants are generally considered to be intrusive and unwanted but they play a key role in ecosystems. Whether it be cracks in sidewalks, soily patches of lawn, or sand filled holes, Long Beach hosts a multitude of habitats in which ants may live. Are these species within the homes wild ants that invade dwellings, or ants that are specific to homes only?