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Acrobat Ants

Acrobat ants will tunnel into foam and water-damaged wood. Odd piles of sawdust found inside a home can indicate acrobat ants.

Acrobat ants are dark colored

1/8 inch in size

Heart-shaped abdomen that will be held up in the air like a flag when it is disturbed

Acrobat ants frequently nest inside decaying wood

Form single file trails

Often leave behind small sawdust piles that resemble those of carpenter ants

If bitten, acrobat ants will produce a mild sting

May move into attics to incubate eggs and brood

Will tunnel into water-damaged wood

Granular bait around the perimeter of the structure work well to treat acrobat ants

Perimeter spray with a non-repellent product