Citronella Ant Appearance
Citronella Ants are small, typically measuring between 2.4 and 3.3 mm in length. They are typically yellow or light brown in color and have a distinct lemony scent that gives them their name.
Citronella Ant Behavior
Citronella Ants are known for their unique nesting behavior. They typically build their nests underground, often near foundations or in wall voids, and feed on honeydew secreted by subterranean aphids. When disturbed, they release a strong lemony odor as a defense mechanism.
Controlling Citronella Ants
At Arete Pest Control, we understand how frustrating it can be to deal with a Citronella Ant infestation. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to control these ants. First, it’s important to locate and seal any entry points into your home to prevent ants from entering. Second, eliminate any aphid infestations on your property to remove the ants’ food source. Finally, we recommend consulting with a professional pest control company like Arete Pest Control to effectively treat and eliminate the infestation. Our experienced technicians use safe and effective methods to control Citronella Ants and prevent future infestations. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation and to schedule service.