The Pyramid Ant is a native species to Florida and is common throughout the southern United States. They receive their name from the distinctive pyramid like elevation on the back of their thorax. There are two types of Pyramid Ants. The common type of Pyramid Ant varies in color from uniformly dark brown to brown with a reddish tint, with the abdomen usually dark. Recently a second type of Pyramid Ant is identified by being pale yellowish to light. The pale Pyramid Ant has a single queen nest but the darker Pyramid Ant has multiple queen nests which are commonly found outside in dry sunny areas such as the lawn, pastures, sandy ground, gardens, and flower beds.
The Pyramid Ant is particularly fond of honeydew and will tend honeydew-producing insects such as aphids. They also feed on live and dead insects and sweets.
Collier Pest Control successfully control these ants with a variety of specialty baits and outdoor perimeter treatments.
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