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What are crazy ants?

 

Crazy ants don’t travel together in a straight line. Instead, individuals move in a frantic, erratic, and/or jerky pattern. Their random movements cause them to appear “crazy.”

 

Not native to the United States, crazy ants were introduced from South America. Since their introduction, they have invaded Texas and the rest of the southern United States with vigor!

 

Crazy ants are a very small species of ant. The long, segmented body is covered in tiny hairs and is brownish-red to black in color with a gray sheen.

Crazy Ant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Are crazy ants dangerous?

Crazy ants are a dangerous species of ant causing a variety of problems to people and our property.

  • Crazy ants invade electric equipment in large numbers causing shorts and other potentially expensive damage.

  • They contaminate food and surfaces with bacteria and pathogens they carry on the body and legs.

  • Crazy ants are able to displace native species of ants.

  • Crazy ants invade the eyes and ears of livestock and small animals.

Why do I have a crazy ant problem?

Crazy ants thrive in Dallas because of its warm-weather, this species of ant does not survive in cold temperatures. If the temperature becomes too cold outside, it will drive these ants indoors. Crazy ants are initially attracted to yards and homes offering them ample food sources and a place to nest. If they are nesting or feeding in your yard, it is very easy for them to find their way inside of your home or garage.

Where will I find crazy ants?

Crazy ants like to live outside, but while searching for food, moisture, or shelter they move inside of our homes or businesses.

 

Outside they nest in or under:

  • Mulch

  • Rocks

  • Leaf litter

  • Tree cavities

  • Woodpiles

Inside they nest in or behind:

  • Electronics
  • Electrical units

  • Walls

  • Crawlspaces

  • Large appliances

How do I get rid of crazy ants?

Locally owned and family operated, All-Safe Pest & Termite is the best choice to get rid of crazy ants from your home or business. We take pride in offering our customers with services that are not only effective but convenient and affordable. Crazy ants are a frustrating pest, but with our help and expertise, we will eliminate them from your property once and for all.

 

Our experienced professionals will work closely with you to provide top-quality pest control services using the latest and most effective products to eliminate pests from your property.

 

Let's work together to rid your Dallas property of crazy ants; Call us today to learn more about our ant control services!

How can I prevent crazy ants in the future?

Prevent problems with crazy ants by partnering with All-Safe Pest & Termite and by implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Look closely at the exterior of your home sealing spaces in the foundation and exterior walls.

  • Place door sweeps on exterior doors and sliding glass doors.

  • Seal spaces around electrical wires and other utilities entering into your home.

  • Create a crushed rock barrier between the soil or mulch and your home’s foundation.

  • Trim shrubs and bushes away from your home.

  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, leaves, and other debris from your property that crazy ants could nest under.

  • Keep tight-fitting lids on trash cans and compost bins to keep crazy ants from foraging for food. 

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