Thief ants derive their name from their ability to nest inside other ant species colonies and steal their food. They are also known as grease ants because they like to feed on high protein foods. These ants are similar to the pharaoh ant, but you are more likely to find a colony of thief ants inside your home.
What Do They Look Like?
- Yellow, bronze, or dark brown in color.
Where Do They Live?
- They are known to live indoors.
- They nest inside other ant colonies.
How Do I Deal with Thief Ants?
If a thief ant infestation is found within the home, it is possible to follow their trail to the nest. However, they are also known to nest within baseboards and behind cabinets, making it difficult to find. For professional assistance in getting rid of your thief ant problem, call U.S. Pest! We offer a FREE pest inspection to ensure the best solution for you!