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White Footed  Ant

Characteristics  
Size:  About 1/8-inch long. Color:  Black, with pale  segments at the end of all six legs, giving it its name.

 

Behavior   White-footed ants may develop huge colonies containing thousands of workers and numerous queens. A colony of white-footed ants can number up to one million individuals. This species may be difficult to control and does not feed much on ant baits. The keys to control are to find the colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly with residual insecticide. Regular inspections and treatment are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move from neighboring properties.


Habitat   The white-footed ant is a serious pest in southern Florida and on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu. 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 also be readily established inside homes in walls, beneath carpeting, and in other suitable voids or spaces.

Tips for Control   The white-footed ant may well be the most difficult to control of all structure-infesting ants. In many situations elimination of ant activity is nearly impossible, especially during mid-summer in areas where this ant occurs (Florida and Hawaii). At best, regular treatments hold the ants at bay, keeping as few ants as possible from entering the home or business. Without such efforts, however, the numbers of ants seen inside can rise into the thousands. Regular pest control treatments can help reduce the numbers of ants seen inside. It is especially important to seal as many cracks in the homes exterior as possible to exclude ants and other pests.

 

 

Suggested Control Products

Maxforce FC  Ant Bait Stations

Advance Dual Choice

Delta Dust

PermaDust

 

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

 

► Flying Ants / Termites

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