Acrobat Ant

Acrobat Ant
Latin Name:Crematogaster
Length:2.6 to 3.2 mm long
Color:Variable in color from light red to brown or black
Single or Multiple QueensSingle
Native to the United StatesYes

Here Is Some Good Information About Acrobat Ants

Acrobat ants are found all over Florida and the southeastern United States. There are about ten (10) species in Florida. They like to feed on the sweet Honeydew left behind from shrub insects like Aphids and Scale. They like to nest outdoors in old dead wood, rotten wood, firewood. They also like to nest in the holes of trees, the base of shrubbery, especially if it has a lot of old mulch or tree leaves piled up around the base. Acrobat ants are uncommon indoors, but they have been know to crawl into buildings around windows and electrical cables. Once inside, they can nest in attic insulation and wall voids. Indoor nesting could indicate the presence of a water leak or rotten wood.


How to get rid of Acrobat Ants

A thorough Inspection is always the first step. Exclusion and targeted insecticide treatments are very effective against Acrobat Ants.

Reducing access to the structure can really help. This is done be sealing exterior cracks where the ants are entering. Removing rotten wood or stumps from the property. Cutting palms, trees and branches that are touching the structure or roof. Treating the exterior with a Non-Repellant insecticide is highly effective for controlling ant colonies. When treating colonies that are nesting indoors, gel baits work very well. Treating shrubs around your home or business to prevent Honeydew, will also reduce ant activity. Many of the new insecticides coming to the market are “reduced risk” and they have a slower delivery method. This means safer products for you and your pets, while also giving the ants more time to spread the insecticide with the rest of the colony. As with any of our treatments, our trained team uses all available methods to prevent pests, in a given environment, without causing harm to humans, pets or the environment.

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