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Pest Facts: Crazy Antscrazy ant 1

Description
This ant gets its name from its habit of running about in an erratic,jerky manner with no sense of direction when searching for food. These tiny insects range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an inch long.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Dark Brown to black
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Segmented; oval
  • Size:  1/16-1/8 inch
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Winged swarmers
  • Region:  All 50 states

 

Habits
Acrobat ants have a preference for high protein foods. They feed primarily on seeds, insects, and honeydew from aphids.

Habitat
Typically nest outdoors under heavy vegetation, mulch beds, and in tree holes. They will also nest in potted plants.

Threats

A stinger is absent and workers may feed on almost any household food.

Prevention

Eliminate standing water. Pests such as Crazy ants are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes ants use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Ants like to build nests in stacks of wood.

 

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       San Antonio

  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    P.O. Box 5746
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time

 

       Austin

  • Phone:
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time