Hulett Response to Coronavirus. Read Here

GET STARTED

Pyramid Ants

Active Seasons

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Pyramid ants range from reddish-orange to dark brown or black coloration
  • They are slender and twig-like and do not possess a sting
  • Size: Range from 1/12 inch to 1/6 inch in length
  • Will not be seen in large numbers
  • Often nest in sunny and open spaces

Behavior and Habitat of Pyramid Ants

Although all ants are social, Pyramid ants will not be seen in large numbers, but rather singly, foraging in search of food. They can be seen entering and departing from a hole in the top of their nest that looks like a small sand crater or an inverted volcano-type hole. They nest in soil that is preferably sandy, in bright, sunny, open areas. The nest has a single entrance surrounded by a crater-shaped mound of soil and there is a single queen per nest. They feed on a variety of foods including other insects, but have a preference for sweets. Oftentimes, Pyramid ant nests will be in close proximity to fire ant nests because Pyramid ants are predators of the winged male and female fire ants.

Signs of Infestation of Pyramid Ants

Look for crater-like nests in open areas of yard. These ants are mainly an outdoor species.

Tips for Prevention of Pyramid Ants

Keep food items secured and pet food off of the floors. Keep bushes and shrubs trimmed 2 foot from the home. Caulk any visible cracks around windows and doors.

Pyramid Ant Gallery

Latest Pest Control News

What are these Swarming Insects? Termites?

What are these Swarming Insects? Termites?

Most South Floridians would agree that our climate is hot all year long. Although South Florida may not undergo the drastic changes in weather as seen in other parts of the country, there are definitely some noticeable changes. As we shift from the dry season to the wet season, and then from spring...

Read More ›
The Hulett Disinfection Service

The Hulett Disinfection Service

Finding the proper COVID-19 disinfection service is the main health concern homeowners and businesses are currently facing. Now, more than ever, residents and business owners have increased sanitation and health safety precautions due to the uncertainty posed by the virus, the disease caused by...

Read More ›
Murder Hornet – What You Need to Know

Murder Hornet – What You Need to Know

Lately, there has been much discussion about the Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia, also being referred to as the “Murder Hornet.” This aggressive insect is the world’s largest hornet and can be almost two inches long with a large and venomous stinger. The venom is potent enough to...

Read More ›