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Big Headed Ants

(Pheidole spp.)

Appearance

Big-headed ants are light brown to dark reddish brown in color. Major workers heads are very large in proportion to their bodies.

Size

Range from 1/16-inch to 1/8-inch in length.

Behavior

Big-headed ants trail readily, but usually not far from their nest. Their foraging trails are sometimes covered with soil, resembling subterranean termite foraging tubes.

Habitat

Big-headed ants form super (1,000-10,000) colonies. They prefer seeds and insects, but will occasionally feed on honeydew from sap-sucking insects. Inside they forage for meats, grease, liver, molasses, peanut butter, pet foods, and fruit juices; preferring high-protein foods.

Interesting Facts

Big-headed ants get their name because of their disproportionately large head.

Control

Do you live in South Florida and think that this ant may be invading your home? Hulett Environmental Services offers specialty pest control treatments designed to control and eliminate this pest!

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