What does a Bigheaded Ant look like?

Signs of Bigheaded Ant Damage and Infestations

When Big Headed Ants move about, they leave a trail behind them, much like termites do. Despite the fact that they do not pose a direct threat to the structural integrity of your home, they can quickly grow into a major nuisance and eyesore that can take over a landscape. Attic invasions by Big Headed Ants in homes are possible in extreme cases.

Oftentimes, foraging trails or tubes can be found along tree trunks and around your home. To find the Big Headed ant’s nesting ground, look for cone-line patches of sand and soil in the landscape. These trails are usually found near the nesting ground. Nests can also be found almost anywhere outdoors. This includes within your lawn, underneath concrete slabs, in gardening areas, and so forth.

As a result, the Red Imported Fire Ant and the Big Headed Ant are often mistaken for one another. It is common to find Big Headed Ant nesting areas between sidewalks and paving stones. Because Fire Ants don’t have the Dimorphic appearance, they can be distinguished from Big Head Ants.

Infestation Signs

There may be “workers” or “crawling ants” foraging through cracks and crevices in your home if a Big Headed Ant nest is nearby. These Bigheaded ants feed on food remnants such as meat grease, molasses and peanut butter. Therefore, these ants often appear in kitchens and storage cabinets. Those ants will be tiny, with twisted antennae and a constricted abdomen. Another possible nesting location for these ants is in the cavity of an interior wall. If this happens, “Swarmers,” or the reproductives, may be flying around the house in large numbers.

Bigheaded Ants Treatment

To keep Big Headed Ants from invading your home, keep an eye out for any cracks or crevices that they might enter through. Big-headed ant treatments should begin with preventing an infestation.

In order to keep the ants away from your food and pet food, it’s important to make sure that all of your products are properly sealed. To keep out the Big Headed Ants, use airtight containers on your products to prevent them from picking up the scent.  Clean up any spills or cooking residue as soon as possible so that the ants don’t have a source of food, and don’t leave food out for them. Creating a physical barrier with caulk or screening can help keep ants from entering your home through a baseboard or window crack.

This advice is often not enough to stop the spread of these invasive ants because of their ability to form “super colonies.” To get rid of Big Headed Ants effectively, you’ll almost always need the services of a pest control professional.

For Big Headed Ant Florida infestations that just won’t go away or keep returning, contact On Demand Pest Control today.

Free pest control inspections are offered by On Demand, which will outline a plan to control or prevent Big Headed Ants. We’ll keep your house bug-free so you don’t have to worry.

So, if you’re ready to get rid of Big Headed Ants from your home, contact On Demand’s Pest Control experts.


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