Like earwigs, ants are an occasional minor nuisance to mason and leafcutter bees. Damage is usually restricted to newly laid exposed bee eggs. Once nests are sealed, ant damage is usually minimal. Fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) have both been cited as nuisances, although many other species may also cause problems. Control is the same as for earwigs.