The Acrobat Ants are a small ant, less than 1/8″ long, which have some powerful defensive mechanisms when they’re bothered. They’re called acrobats because they can flare their abdomens up over their heads in a fierce contortion to ward off threats. They also give off a bothersome odor to chase away would-be predators.
Acrobat Ants tend to build nests under rocks, in logs, and in damp places. The garden is the most appropriate place for ants and their nests, and they can often be found in the yard. However, they can get inside houses and build a kingdom of nests in rotten or wet wood. They often build in places that termites have hollowed out, leaving the appearance of ongoing or fresh termite damage. They are especially attracted to other insects and to honeydew as a source of food.
There are a number of ways Acrobat Ants find their ways into homes. They can commonly be found in villas after they work their way under doors, through weep holes, or onto the roof via tree limbs. Basically they can enter through any port that a wire, pipe, or drain can enter.
Acrobat Ants in Dubai are a nuisance, and there are a number of ways to get rid of them. Pest control begins with a thorough inspection. You should initially simply trace the lines of ants. Look for particles of foam that might suggest they have gotten in the siding or insulation. Hints of wood damage and sawdust might suggest the ants have burrowed. To get rid of ants, first trace them back to their nests.
Then there’s some preventative work to do. Pest control is, in part, pest deterrence. Move firewood away from the house and trim back any limbs that touch the home. Use caulk to plug the holes through which ants might be travelling, and fix whatever moisture problems you have.
Finally, contact Akkad Pest Control services for ants treatment in Dubai. If you can’t locate the nest or notice a recurring problem of ants appearing in the same places in your home, a professional extermination can finish the job once and for all.