Sometimes known as the Singapore Ant, is renowned for transporting itself around the world vi human commerce and trade. Found foraging in the tops of coconut palm trees, the Floricola Ant is a slow-moving ant with a clubbed 3 segmented antenna and 2 nodes between their thorax and gaster, lives on a broad diet of living and dead insects, insect eggs, sucking sap from the insects and nectar, feeding on almost any food available. The Destructor is distinctively identified by its bi-colored yellowish-orange light brown and shiny body with a darker gaster.
The Floricola Ant nests anywhere, on the ground or in trees, including potted plants. Their nests are mobile, being able to move in the wet season of Southwest Florida. This ant is capable of surviving in buildings in temperate areas. They will gnaw holes in fabric, rubber goods, can cause considerable damage to cars, telecommunication equipment, TV’s, and have been attributed to several fires. There also is reason to believe they have the potential to spread disease such as bubonic plague bacteria found in feces of ants feeding on infected rats.
Collier Pest Control, Southwest Florida’s Pest Authority, is thoroughly aware of the Destructor Ant as well as most of Southwest Florida’s problem pests and how to eliminate and control them.
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