Professional Ant Control Products for the Do It Yourself Homeowner, Ant identification Guide for the Acrobat Ant, Argentine Ant,Big Headed Ant,Black Field Ant,Carpenter Ant, Citronella Ant,Crazy Ant,Fire Ant,Ghost Ant,Harvestert Ant,Leaf Cutter Ant,Little Black Ant,Odorous House Ant,Pharoah Ant, Thief Ant, White Footed Ant

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Black Field Ant


Characteristics  
Size:  Workers of this species measure about 3/8-inch in length.

Color:  The color varies depending on the species. Black field ants are more common, but red, brown, and golden yellow species may also be encountered around homes.

 

Behavior   A group of about a dozen species of ants in the genus Formica are known as field ants. They rarely enter homes, but are commonly seen crawling on porches, foundations and decks where they may be confused with carpenter ants, because they are similar in size and coloration. (The thorax of a carpenter ant, when viewed from the side, is evenly rounded while that of a field ant is clearly uneven in shape.) The ants feed on insects and the sweet honeydew produced by aphids and similar insects.

Habitat   Field ants are common in yards, landscaping, fields and wooded areas. They build medium-sized mounds up to 12 inches in diameter, but more often nest under stones, logs, landscape timbers and porch slabs.

Tips for Control   Since field ants do not invade houses, they usually do not require treatment. If colonies are located where they might be deemed unsightly, individual mounds may be treated with one of our suggested  pest control products.


 

Suggested Control Products

Advance Formula #1 Ant Bait

Demand CS

 

Acrobat Ant

► Argentine Ant

Big Headed Ant

► Black Field Ant

► Carpenter Ant

► Citronella Ant

► Crazy Ant

Fire Ant

► Ghost Ant

► Harvester Ant

► Leaf Cutter Ant

► Little Black Ant

► Odorous House Ant

► Pavement Ant

► Pharoah Ant

► Thief Ant

► White Footed Ant

 

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