Acrobat Ant

Latin Name: Crematogaster

Length: 2.6 to 3.2 mm long

Color: Variable in color from light red to brown or black


Digestive Tract: Yes

How to get rid of this?

To get rid of pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Acrobat ants acquire food largely through predation of other insects, like wasps. They use venom to stun their prey and a complex trail-laying process to lead comrades to food sources. Like many social insects, they reproduce in nuptial flights and the queen stores sperm as she starts a new nest.

Acrobat ants hunt both large and small prey. When it is time to hunt, foragers will typically recruit nearby ants to assist them. The ants can mark and detect their prey by specific contact. When they make contact, they immediately attack, sometimes releasing a small amount of venom with a sting. They also release an alarm pheromone to alert still more workers that prey has been seized. If other workers are present, the ants will “spread-eagle” the prey. When the prey is spread-eagled, all limbs are outstretched and it is carried along the backsides of the ants. The ants carry arolia, or pad-like projections that are used to carry the prey back to the nest. These arolia are critical because acrobat ants are arboreal and will often need to travel up trees to return to their nesting location. If the prey is small and there is only one ant, it can carry the prey individually. If other workers are present, the ant will recruit carrying assistance, even if the prey is small. Acrobat ants typically eat grasshoppers, termites, wasps and other small insects.



Ants are very tiny insects that live in colonies. We can get rid of ants by so many different ways. Our team uses all available methods to prevent pest in a given environment without causing any harm to humans and environment. Treatment plans should include spraying a repellent spray can give us best result. This kind of ants are known to be one of the most difficult insects to remove from the house. If you find ants in your house, you have to react fast and efficient and get rid of them as soon as possible because they are so dangerous.

AZ Bug Guys can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with ANTS.

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