Users' questions

How do I get rid of acrobat ants?

How do I get rid of acrobat ants?

Move firewood piles away from the home. It may even be necessary to remove a tree stump that the ants have used for a nesting site. Place ant baits in areas where acrobat ants are found. Make sure the ants are feeding on the baits and allow the ants to feed for several days to return the bait toxicants to their nests.

Are acrobat ants wood destroying insects?

Acrobat Ants feed primarily on honeydew produced by aphids, but are considered Wood Destroying Insects because of their wood boring habits. A professional exterminator is needed to eradicate these ants as they are normally found in the voids of a home.

Are acrobat ants dangerous?

Can Acrobat Ants hurt me? Even though acrobat ants have the ability to sting, they rarely do and are rarely considered a threat to people. Acrobat ants will however, contaminate food and give off a foul-smelling odor when crushed.

Where do acrobat ants live?

Habitat. Outside, most species of acrobat ants nest under rocks or in logs, firewood and trees where wood decay allows them to create tunnels. They also build their nests in abandoned cavities carved out by other insects such as termites and carpenter ants.

How big do acrobat ants get in Texas?

SIZE: Ranges from one-eighth of an inch to more than one-fourth of an inch in length. The most commonly encountered species are found at the smaller end of this size scale.. COLOR: Ranges from black to dark brown to red and black. The smaller species are typically uniformly dark in color. A larger species, common in Texas, is red and black.

What kind of ants are found in Texas?

A larger species, common in Texas, is red and black. BEHAVIOR: When excited or disturbed, the acrobat ant workers run about with their abdomens held high above their heads. Like most ants, acrobat ants establish well-defined trails between the nest and food and water sources.

What kind of ant is an acrobat ant?

The acrobat ant most commonly encountered in homes in the United States is Crematogaster lineolata (Say) which has many subspecies and varieties. Eastern species also include Crematogaster ashmeadi (Mayr), Crematogaster cerasi (Fitch), and Crematogaster clara (Mayr).

Where do acrobat ants live in Baja California?

A western species of acrobat ant, Crematogaster californica (Emery), occurs in Baja California and other parts of the state. Acrobat Ants nest in decaying tree stumps, fallen trees and limbs.