Moisture Ant

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Moisture Ant is a collective name that includes a number of ant species. Moisture ant workers are typically 1/6th to 1/8th inches long, and they vary from yellow to black. When crushed, they release a citrus odor. Moisture ant colonies are medium sized, numbering anywhere from a few hundred workers to several thousand. Colonies begin with a single mated female. Females are the largest ant in the colony, with a large abdomen for egg production. Males are larger than worker ants, and their sole purpose is to mate with the Queen. They require moisture to survive. ย Moisture ants construct galleries in rotting wood within which they feed.


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  • Color: yellow to dark brown
  • Size: about 1/8 inch long
  • Feed on: sweets, often entering homes to feed on sugary foods
  • Nests: make nests in water damaged, decaying wood, where they can accelerate decay and weaken structures
  • Identifying Characteristic: notched back on the ant and nesting signs of cardboard-like tunneling in moist wood and sawdust under entry/exit points

 


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