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White Footed Ants

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • White Footed ants are dark, usually black, in color
  • Their tarsi are very pale, giving rise to the name "White Footed Ant"
  • They do not possess a sting
  • Size: 1/8 inch long
  • Trail very heavily and can be seen as a black line trailing up a side of a building

Behavior and Habitat of White Footed Ants

White Footed ants feed on plant nectars and honeydew produced on plants by aphids. They will also feed on dead insects and other protein. They are arboreal ants, commonly found foraging along branches and tree trunks, and will send scouts out to lay trails to new food sources. They will enter structures through any small openings, and trail heavily on and in the building. They frequently are seen in kitchens and bathrooms, feeding on both liquid and solid foods that are found there. White Footed ants build their nests at or above ground level in numerous locations around a home. They are frequently found in trees, bushes, under leaf litter, or in loose mulch around the exterior. Once inside your home, they usually are found in wall voids and attics. Their colonies are large, and they seem to be interconnected with other nests in the same area.

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Signs of Infestation of White Footed Ants

Outside, trails of White Footed ants will usually be quite visible on walkways, foundations, and the sides of buildings.

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Tips for Prevention of White Footed 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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