Color: Dark Brown to Black
Size: 1/16 to 1/8"
Shape: Long, segmented
Worker ants that are seen running erratically and in a jerky manner while searching for food are called Crazy Ants (Longhorn Crazy Ants).
These ants don’t pose a health risk, but if they gain entry into a structure, they can become a real nuisance.
Habits of a Crazy Ant Infestation
The Crazy Ant is an opportunistic scavenger that is happy feeding on a number of food sources, including live and dead insects, seeds, fruit, and honeydew. These foraging worker ants may enter homes in search of food and water, particularly when external food sources are scarce.
Prevention of Crazy Ants
When it comes to Crazy Ants, prevention is key. It is important to seal all the potential points of entry around the structure, including cracks and openings around doors and windows. Make sure that trees, shrubs, and other vegetation are trimmed away from the structure.
Food spills and other potential attractive food sources should be cleaned up as soon as possible to avoid drawing these crazy ants into your space.
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