Acrobat Ant

Our remedy for acrobat ant control

First, contact us. The acrobat ant species can be aggressive when disturbed. We’ll inspect and verify the species of ant we’re dealing with. Then, we’ll find and treat areas where their colonies are located. This is the key to successful acrobat ant control.

In cases where the nest is located far above the ground in a tree inaccessible to direct treatment, limiting the trails that lead to your interior is critical. We can seal cracks and crevices in your foundation and walls, repair water leaks, let moist wood dry out, and improve attic and crawl space ventilation.

Acrobat ants and dozens of other common household pests are all covered by our most popular residential service, the Healthy Home Maintenance Program.

How to Identify an Acrobat Ant


Distinctive heart-shaped abdomen when viewed from above. 1/8- to 1/4-inch; black, dark brown, or red and black.


Like carpenter ants, acrobat ants prefer to nest in moist or rotted wood. Colonies are most often found in tree holes, dead limbs and rotting areas in fences, decks and railings. Indoors, nests may be located where water damage has occurred, in decayed or damp wood or inside insulation wall panels and wall voids. When disturbed, acrobat worker ants run with their abdomens held high over their heads.


They feed on a wide variety of foods, but the workers are partial to the sweet honeydew produced by aphids, scales and mealybugs. Most indoor acrobat ant control problems are the result of workers looking for food.

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“I knew I had an ant problem but I had no idea how bad it was. Our basement flooded a year ago and we thought we had remedied the problem, except this spring we found several ants in our basement. Rose identified the ants as Acrobat Ants and that the drywall and framework had many nests inside. Many! We ended up having to re-drywall the basement due to mold (and the ants) but we wouldn’t have known about the entirety of the problem if it wasn’t for Rose Pest Control.”

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