Do They Cause Damage?
While they are not considered a wood destroying insect, their preferred nesting site is wood that has been softened by moisture or fungal decay.
Do I Have An Infestation?
Usually the only sign of an infestation is the very fine ‘frass’ (sawdust like material) ejected from a nesting site such as a window frame or ceiling. They also like to nest in styrofoam insulation, so the frass may contain bits of blue, pink or white foam.
What Can Masters Touch Do?
Inspection to determine where the nest and feeding trails are located is critical to success. Treatments can then be applied to nests and trails to eliminate the Acrobat ant colony.
How Can You Help?
This ant is almost always associated with a moisture condition. Reducing moisture and repairing leaks and rotting wood should be the focus for preventing future problems.