FACTS, IDENTIFICATION & CONTROL
-Size: 2.5-3mm long
-Color: light brown/black
-Other: 12 segmented antennae and three-segment club
-Life cycle: Most active during summer months
-Reproductive cycle: in June and July queens start to make new colony after swarming season.
-Diet: grease, meats ,live and dead insects
-Habits: forage for food and create trails form food source to nest.
-Location: out doors under stones and cracks in pavement/indoors in wall voids and under floors.
-Conducive conditions: cracks and crevices are entry points for these pest forging in homes for food and leaving a trail from nest to food source.
4. Damages and Hazards
-nuisance pest can become an indoor pest if grease or meats are left unattended. Ants can contaminate foods and create trails in undesired locations. Professional treatment method is recommended