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The Ghost ants are extremely small and pale which makes them difficult to see. Worker ants are all the same size. Ghost ants can be distinguished from other ant species by the following characteristics:
The Ghost Ant Extremely small, about 1/16-inch long
The Ghost Ant Antennae divided into 12 segments that gradually thicken closer to the tip
The Ghost Ant Head and thorax are very dark in color. Abdomen, legs and antennae are a pale milky white
The Ghost Ant Hairless
The Ghost Ant Does Not sting
Ghost ants are related to odorous house ants, and both emit a coconut-like odor when crushed
If you Live in Boca Raton, How To Know if you have Ghost Ants
The ghost ant has a dark head and pale, translucent legs and gaster. The ghost ant can be found living in greenhouses and buildings offering warm conditions. The ghost ant will nest in potted plants. The ghost ant builds colonies in wall voids or spaces between baseboards or cabinetry. It will feed upon many foods including sweets such as sugar, cakes and syrups.
Where Do Ghost Ants Live? They live in Boca Raton
Ghost ants are highly adaptable nesters, capable of living outdoors and indoors. Outside, they make their nests in the ground near stones, logs or woodpiles, and even moist grass and plant stems. Ghost ants enter buildings on trails that they make along the ground. They also enter houses by trailing on utility lines or tree limbs and shrubs that touch the house. When ghost ants make nests indoors, it is usually inside wall voids or behind cabinets and baseboards. They will also build nests in flowerpots or other moist areas.
O'Hara Pest Control eliminates Ghost Ants In The Kitchen in Boca Raton
Ghost ant colonies have multiple queens and may split into several nests. Ghost ants trail in a slow moving line between nests and can often be seen carrying their larvae and pupae to new locations. When disturbed, worker ants will scatter and run around erratically. Inside the home, ghost ants are usually seen in kitchens and bathrooms, searching for moisture and food.
The Ghost Ant is found in Boca Raton Florida
The ghost ant is a tropical species, found mainly in south and central Florida. In northern states, these ants have been known to survive only in heated buildings and greenhouses.
Ghost ants eat honeydew that they collect from aphids and other plant-feeding insects. The worker ants also gather insects to feed the colony. When they are indoors, ghost ants usually prefer sweets.
Ghost ants are constantly on the move from nest to nest and use random patterns when foraging for food. Look for ghost ants in or around kitchens, bathrooms and other moisture sources to locate the colonies.