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Crazy Ants


About Crazy Ants

Crazy Ants can be found in ALL 50 States . Crazy ants received their name from their habit of quick zigzag movements that seem to have no real direction. Crazy ants may develop huge colonies containing thousands of workers and numerous queens.

Crazy Ants Habitat

Crazy ants are common in all the Gulf Coast states from Florida to Texas and can be found in parts of Arizona and in commercial buildings in a few northern cities, such as Philadelphia and New York. Crazy Ants nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants, and within piles of items, such as lumber, firewood, or bricks. Nests may readily be established inside homes in walls, beneath carpeting, and in other suitable voids or spaces.

Crazy Ants Threats

Crazy Ants may be difficult to control and does not feed much on ant baits.

Crazy Ants Treatment and Pest Control

Successful pest control and treatment for Crazy Ants can only be done by finding the colonies and sub-colonies and treat them directly. Regular inspections and service are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move from neighboring properties. Your pest control company will know how to recognize Crazy Ants, and put in place a residential pest control or commercial pest control plan.

Pest Identification


Paratrechina longicornis




Segmented; oval


less than 1/16"





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