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What are acrobat ants?

In Texas, there are more than 250 species of ants, each with their own unique habits, habitats, and food choices. The acrobat ant is a common species of ant living in Texas. Acrobat ants range in color from light yellow-brown to black and some are multi-colored. Adult workers grow to be about 1/8th of an inch in length, queens are larger in size. Acrobat ants have heart-shaped abdomens, and may emit a foul-smelling odor when they feel threatened. The most unique feature of these ants is their ability to raise their abdomen over their thorax and head, they usually complete this acrobatic move only when disturbed.

Acrobat Ant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

acrobat ants on tree stump

Are acrobat ants dangerous?

Like most other species of ants, acrobat ants find their way into yards while foraging for food. Once comfortable on your property, they'll use things like utility lines, tree limbs, and the branches of shrubs and bushes to travel over and gain access to your house. They enter through gaps around windows and doors, openings in the roofline, and cracks in the foundation and exterior walls.

Where will I find acrobat ants?

Outside, acrobat ants nest in the moist soil under logs, rocks, and woodpiles. After finding their way in, they choose to nest in out-of the-way places, such as wall voids, that are often subject to moisture damage and fungal decay. They also like to nest in wood that has been previously damaged by carpenter ants and other wood-destroying insects.

How do I get rid of acrobat ants?

Locally owned and family-operated, All-Safe Pest & Termite is the best choice to get rid of acrobat ants from your home or business. We offer fast response times and peace of mind knowing that your pest problems will be solved, and they won’t return. Our experienced pest professionals provide top-quality pest control services using the latest and most effective products to eliminate acrobat ants from Dallas properties. Discover why your neighbors choose All-Safe Pest & Termite for their pest control needs. Give us a call today!

How can I prevent acrobat ants in the future?

Prevent problems with acrobat ants by partnering with All-Safe Pest & Termite, and by implementing the prevention tips listed below:

  • Remove dead trees, limbs, and tree stumps from your yard.

  • Cut tree limbs away from the exterior of your home.

  • Store your firewood up off the ground and away from the outside of your house.

  • Fix leaky pipes, faucets, and fixtures.

  • Make sure gutters and downspouts are in good working order and directing water from the foundation.

  • If your home has a basement, keep this area dry by running a dehumidifier.

  • Seal up cracks and crevices in the foundation.

  • Place weatherstripping around windows and doors.

  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.

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