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Rover Ants

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Rover ants are dark brown to pale blond in color
  • Do not possess a sting
  • Size: Range from 1/16 inch to 1/12 inch in length
  • Normally seen with larger winged individuals
  • Often found in soil or potted plants

Behavior and Habitat of Rover Ants

Rover ants may be seen excitedly running up and down vertical objects in yards, such as blades of grass, chairs, and fence posts. They are also normally seen with larger winged individuals. Rover ants are most often seen as dead, winged alates floating in pools in large numbers; their swollen bodies look striped. Rover ants nest under stones in the soil or in rotting wood. They prefer honeydew obtained from sap-sucking insects on the roots of plants.

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Signs of Infestation of Rover Ants

Colonies are usually found in the soil or rotting wood but they will nest in potted plants, wall voids and other harborages.

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Tips for Prevention of Rover 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.

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