Acrobat Ant

FACTS, IDENTIFICATION & CONTROL

1.     Appearance:

-Size: 4 to 5mm

-Color: black brownish

-Other: these ants can be identified by the way they raise their abdomen above their head and the heart -shaped.

2.     Behavior:

-Life cycle:

-Reproductive cycle: end of season female sends out swamers that mate with females and create new colonies.

-Diet: Insects and honeydew/indoors prefer meats and sweets

-Habits: Nest in wood that has been damaged by carpenter ants or termites

3.     Habitat

-Location: wood

-Conducive conditions: nest in damp areas where damage by carpenter ants or termites.

4.     Damages and Hazards

-can do damage to wood in the home.

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