Tawny Crazy Ants

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Tawny Crazy Ant Appearance and Size Facts

The tawny crazy ant is named for its wild, unpredictable movements. An extremely common ant species around the Gulf Coast, the tawny crazy ants are especially drawn to electrical equipment and have been known to cause short circuits, as they nest near and in the wiring.

Some notable traits of tawny crazy ants are:

  • Golden brown or reddish brown
  • Covered with small hairs
  • Roughly ⅛ inch long
  • Long legs and antennae

Identifying Tawny Crazy Ants From Other Ants

The tawny crazy ant is a variation of the crazy ant. However, while the crazy ant is black, the tawny crazy ant is reddish brown or golden brown. Tawny crazy ants have long antennae and shiny bodies with little hairs. 

It can be tough to tell which species of ant you’re dealing with due to their small size. Thankfully, Hulett’s pest experts can help you distinguish just which type of ant or other pest you’re dealing with.

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Behavior and Habitat of Tawny Crazy Ants

The most unique behavior of the tawny crazy ant is its attraction to electrical equipment, as they are known to gather around exposed wiring, especially outdoors. These ants’ affinity for electrical equipment has caused costly damage in infected areas. Tawny crazy ants can also bite humans and animals, causing many people discomfort in their yards and patios.

Signs of Infestation of Tawny Crazy Ants

Tawny crazy ants create enormous colonies and homeowners who face infections often report seeing live or dead ants around. You may also find tawny crazy ants drawn to electronics like televisions or computers. Tawny crazy ants are also known for their crazy, erratic movements.

Tips for Prevention of Tawny Crazy Ants

A great strategy for preventing tawny crazy ants and other pests is to seal any large cracks using caulk or similar methods. You should also keep all food, including pet food, sealed and stored off the floor. Since ants can also be attracted to your home by overgrown foliage, be sure to keep bushes trimmed and at least two feet away from your home’s siding. 

Getting Rid of Tawny Crazy Ants

While you may be able to kill a few tawny crazy ants with store-bought sprays, it’s extremely difficult to completely eradicate an infestation. Due to their large colonies, new ants will often quickly replace their dead counterparts. Enlisting a pest control professional, like those at Hulett, is the best way to get rid of these highly invasive pests without the use of harmful sprays. 

Effective Tawny Crazy Ant Control Solutions

If the ants in your home are driving you crazy, turn to Hulett. Our expert pest technicians are trained in ant control for all of South Florida’s most prolific species, including the tawny crazy ant. We also offer pest control solutions for many other pests, like roaches, rodents, and termites. Don’t let pests take away your peace of mind any longer: Get your free quote for our pest control services today!

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