Rover Ants in Florida
Rover ants can range from 1.5 – 2 mm, and the larger reproductive ones are often mistaken for flying termites. While these pests can be a nuisance, unlike termites, they don’t eat wood. Rover ants are more likely to become a hassle between May and August when the winged individuals participate in a mating flight that allows them to foster new colonies.
Rover Ant Habitat
Rover ants choose to build nests in areas with high moisture levels, or with fungal decay. For a homeowner, this could mean your kitchen, and/or bathrooms. These pests are more likely to head inside during the dry season when moisture is hard to find. Replacing any water-damaged wood in your home can help reduce the risk of infestation.
Rover Ant Behaviors, Threats, or Dangers
Rover ants don’t possess a stinger, don’t bite and haven’t been known to be disease vectors, but they are capable of rapid reproduction. So, signs of an infestation should not be ignored. When dealing with a rover ant infestation, it’s best to contact professional ant exterminator.
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