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About The Acrobat Ant

Their name is a bit misleading. Your mind might be conjuring up ants that can jump, somersault, and tumble their way into your home. While this is definitely not the methods they use, acrobat ants are certainly interested in getting into your home. They love anything in your home that is meaty or sugary. No matter the type of ant that has found its way into your home, you can rely on the professionals with Pointe Pest Control to eliminate the infestation.

General Information

Acrobat ants get their unusual name from their behavior. When you disturb them, they will raise their abdomen up over their head. This unusual defensive posture is how they got their name. Acrobat ants are not as bad of a nuisance as other types of ants, yet the acrobat ant can bite you if they feel you are a threat to their nest. Their coloring ranges from light brown to inky black, some species can even be multicolored. If you look down upon the ant, its abdomen will have a heart shape to it. Acrobat ants are around 1/8th of an inch in length, which a little bit smaller than the thickness of a pencil eraser.

The Signs of an Infestation

They often mistaken for termites. This is because acrobat ants love to infest spaces in wood left by other pests. As they clean out the debris, they make piles of saw dust. For this reason, homeowners often think they have a termite problem. On the exterior of your home, acrobat ants love to target the space just behind your siding. If you begin to notice bits of insulation in piles around the exterior of your home it could be a sign of an infestation of acrobat ants. You can reduce your risk of getting an infestation of acrobat ants by reducing the amount of vegetation that is right next to your home and checking your siding for any gaps or holes. Silicone based caulks are extremely effective at sealing any gaps around your windows, doors, pipes, and electrical conduits.

Treatment

Eliminating acrobat ants has a lot of comparisons to carpenter ant eradication. Since acrobat ants live inside of your walls, your wall voids will need to be treated. We use a variety of methods to ensure complete eradication. Here at Pointe Pest Control, we take ant infestations seriously. We spend a lot of time and energy researching the most proven techniques to ensure effective acrobat ant control. With our pest control, we use the proven principles of integrated pest management. Integrated pest management means we correctly identify the acrobat ant, and then create a treatment plan that hits the ant in all of its life stages. We use treatments that eliminate the queens, the workers, the larva, and the eggs. With our holistic treatment plans, we can provide you with effective acrobat ant control. When you call Pointe Pest Control, you are putting our years of experience to work for you. With Pointe Pest Control on your side you can reclaim your home from any ant infestation.

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