What do I look for?
The majority of the time citronella ants are living outside beneath wood piles, under concrete slabs or next to a house foundation. Citronella ants are not know to forage inside your home for food like other ants. The diet of citronella ants is honeydew which is excreted from tiny insects called aphids. The first signs of citronella ant active activity will swarmers, or winged ants, in your home. They can be confused with termite swarmers because of the size and color.
Citronella ants rely on subterranean sucking insects excreting honeydew for their food source and rarely come inside your home foraging for food like other nuisance ants.
Treatment of Citronella ants
Citronella ants swarm in the summer months and may enter your home causing confusion with termites. If they swarm into your home the treatment would be to caulk openings they may have entered your home through. Take a look around your home for wood piles or other items citronella ants can find refuge under. Look at large paved walkways for cracks that you can seal also.
All crawling insects walk across your foundation at one time or another and that is why treating this area is important to the control of carpenter ants. Any foraging ants walk across our barrier treatment and bring the treatment back to the main colony.
Whether you have an infestation problem or experience occasional activity from outdoors, we have a plan that is right for you.