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Acrobat Ants

 

acroabat antAcrobat ants look pretty weird to most ants. When viewed from above, their abdomen is heart- shaped. It's their abdomen they raise in the air over their head when trying to intimidate other insects. That's how they got their name. They appear to be doing an acrobatic trick and somehow that frightens some insects.

Outside the home, you will usually find Acrobat ants in an assortment of dead and decaying wood. Firewood seems to be one of their preferred homes. In all cases, the wood they occupy will be dead. The acrobat ant never inhabits a healthy or live piece of wood, which is why they like some of the wood workings around your house. They have a nasty habit of creating cavities in wood, especially if that wood is moist. They will even nest in foam insulation board if conditions are right. One way to identify their intrusion into your wood is to look for sawdust or other frass materials around suspected nest areas.

Integrity Pest Control will use an arsenal of treatment products and techniques to eliminated an Acrobat ant infestation. Dusts typically work slowly, but they have lasting power. We apply  the dust to crevices and cracks where the ant forages and into the voids where they are nesting.

Another less toxic way to get rid of Acrobat ants this by using ant baits.  Ant Bait can very  effective if the nest cannot be found.. Our  bait will help reduce the number of worker ants, which will then disrupt egg production, ultimately eliminating the colony. Don't be stingy with the bait placements. Give the ants lots to eat and plenty of locations to find the bait. Be sure not to contaminate bait with other liquid or dust insecticides.

When trying to control Acrobat ants or any ants for that matter, location and destruction of the nest is always paramount. Instead of squashing the little devils to smithereens when you see them, follow them as they walk around and eventually they will lead you to their nest. Like in the movies, you always keep your enemy alive long enough to get vital information. If you're lucky, a live ant will tell you where it lives. A dead will lead you nowhere at all. Knowing that this ant likes moist, damp wood and insulation, you will be able to figure out from where they are originating.

 

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