Project Description

Citronella Ant

citronella ant

SIZE: Up to 1/8″

COLOR: Varies from light yellow to red yellow to light brown

DESCRIPTION:

The Citronella Ant gets its name from the strong citronella odor emitted from its body. They feed on the honeydew produced by aphids and mealybugs, which feed on the roots of trees and other plants. The workers are not seen foraging in homes and buildings, rather it’s the winged swarmers entering buildings in early spring.

CONTROL ADVICE:

The sudden appearance of hundreds of these swarmers is often the first sign of a problem. Pinpointing the location of the colongy under the foundations is challenging. Sealing the cracks at the point of entry may stop the swarm from coming inside, but the ants may find other cracks. Professional treatment is recommended.

ACTIVE SEASONS:

Spring & Summer