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Pest Identification: Ants (Hymenopterous)

Acrobat Ant

(Crematogaster spp.)

Description:

  • Size 1/8 to 1/4 inches
  • Yellowish brown to red and black to black
  • heart shaped abdomen (when looked at from above)
  • Not usually found in households
  • Found in decayed or partially decayed wood
  • When excited they hold their abdomen over their heads


Odorous House Ant

(Tapinoma sessile)

Description:

  • 1/8 inches long
  • Brownish black in color
  • Gives off a pungent odor when crushed
  • Nesting is found indoors and outdoors
  • Colonies are large and may contain many queens
  • they move indoors late in year after honeydew is less abundent

  


Pavement Ant

(Tetramorium caespitum)

Description:

  • 1/8 to 1/6 inches long
  • Blackish brown in color paler legs and antennae and abdomen is all black
  • Usually found outdoors near buildings and pavement
  • Can be found in walls, under floors and in insulation
  • Can usually be found with slab on grade homes 


Pharoah Ant

(Monomorium pharaonis)

Description:

  • 1/15 to 1/12  inches long
  • Light yellowish to reddish brown in color
  • They can be distinguished by 3 segments in their antenna
  • They have a wide variety of foods available to them
  • Nests are rarely found
  • Nests can occur between walls, under floors, above ceilings, and behind baseboards
  • They can feed on blood

 


Thief Ant

(Diplorhoptom spp.)

Description:

  • 1/25 to 1/15 inches long
  • Smallest household ant
  • Yellow to dirty brown in color
  • 2 segmented antenna
  • Live in nests of larger ants
  • May feed on stored seeds, dead animals and host ant larvae
  • They like greasy materials
  • Usually found in kitchens


Little Black Ant

(Monomorium minimum)

Description:

  • 1/15 inches long
  • Jet black
  • Feed on sweets, grease, vegetables, fruit, and meats
  • They can nest in masonary, rotton wood, and woodwork
  • Most nest outdoors