Citronella Ants Pest Control

Citronella Ant Pest Control

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ApolloX Pest Control will remove citronella ants from your home quickly, efficiently, and safely.

Citronella Ants Pest ControlCitronella Ants Pest Control: Identifying Citronella Ants

Citronella ants are bright yellow and have a strong citrus smell when crushed. They are frequently confused with termites when they swarm into the living areas of homes. In both species, the swarmers (winged ants) may vary in color from the more common light yellow to a dark reddish-yellow or light brown. The workers are typically yellow with less color variation than the swarmers. The workers are 4 to 4.5 mm long and have 12-segmented antennae, with the scape (first antennal segment) just reaching the top of the head. The swarmers are approximately twice the size of the workers and have dark, smoke-colored wings. Like the workers, they can also vary in color from a light yellow to light reddish-brown.

Citronella Ants Pest ControlCitronella Ants Pest Control: Where Citronella Ants Live and Breed

Citronella ants live underground, so you rarely see them, but on occasion, they do find their way into homes. They build their nests underground, under logs, or sometimes under the concrete foundations of buildings. The ants are believed to tend aphids (much as dairy farmers would cows) and collect the honeydew they excrete.

They are not known to forage for other food sources. Nest sites may include open woods, pastures and fallow fields, gardens, lawns, and next to house foundations. Also, some colonies are located beneath concrete slabs and large rocks, and in and beneath rotting logs.

Citronella Ants Pest ControlCitronella Ants Pest Control: Damage, Harm from Citronella Ants

Citronella ants should be considered only as a nuisance pest species. Normally, they go unnoticed unless the swarmers enter through expansion cracks in slabs or around door openings. Although these intrusions may alarm homeowners, the ants will not reproduce within the home nor will they attack stored goods or structures.

Citronella Ants Pest ControlCitronella Ants Pest Control: Citronella Ant Prevention

  • Eliminate standing water around your home and dry out moist areas.
  • Prune back trees and shrubs that might be touching your house.
  • Calk cracks and openings around the base of your home. Weatherstip windows and doors.
  • Stack firewood well away from your home. Insects build nests in stacks of wood.

Citronella Ant Pest Control

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See Also:

Carpenter Ants

Pavement Ants

Termites

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