Size: 1/8-inch long, with extremely long legs and antennae.
These ants received their name from their habit of quick zigzag movements
that seem to have no real direction.
Behavior – Crazy ants may develop huge colonies containing
thousands of workers and numerous queens.
Habitat – Crazy ants are common in all the Gulf Coast states from
Florida to Texas and can be found in parts of Arizona and in commercial
buildings in a few northern cities, such as Philadelphia and New York.
These ants nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape
mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants,
and within piles of items, such as lumber, firewood, or bricks. Nests may
readily be established inside homes in walls, beneath carpeting, and in
other suitable voids or spaces.
Tips for Control – This species may be difficult to control and
does not feed well on ant baits. The keys to control are to find the
colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly. Regular inspections and
service are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move from
Suggested Control Products
Formula #1 Ant Bait
Advance Dual Choice
Terro Ant Killer