High Noon Ants: Identification, Habitat, Behavior, and Control

The high noon ant (Forelius pruinosus)is a species of ant commonly found in the southeastern United States. These small, light brown ants are known for their ability to build large colonies in lawns and gardens, often causing damage to plants and grass. In this guide, we’ll provide you with everything you need to know about Forelius Pruinosus, including identification, habitat, behavior, and control.

High Noon Ants


Forelius pruinosus are small, light brown ants that are about 1/8 of an inch long. They have a distinctive pruinose (frosted) appearance due to a covering of fine hairs on their bodies. They are often found in large numbers in lawns and gardens, and can quickly become a nuisance if left unchecked.


Forelius pruinosus colonies are typically found in sunny areas with sandy soil, such as lawns and gardens. They are also known to nest in cracks and crevices in sidewalks and driveways. These ants feed on a variety of foods, including insects, nectar, and honeydew produced by aphids.


High noon ants are known for their aggressive behavior towards other ant species and their ability to build large colonies. They are most active during the day and are attracted to sweet and sugary foods. They can cause damage to lawns and gardens by building mounds and disturbing soil, and by tending to aphids that can damage plants.

Extermination Techniques

If you suspect a high noon ants infestation in your lawn or garden, it’s important to take action quickly to prevent further damage. While there are some DIY methods for controlling these ants, such as using bait stations or insecticides, these methods may not be effective in the long term. The best way to get rid of a Forelius pruinosus infestation is to contact a professional pest control service, such as Arete Pest Control. Our team of experts has the knowledge and tools necessary to safely and effectively remove these ants from your property and prevent future infestations.


If your property is being invaded by High Noon Ants, it’s time to take action. Call us today to schedule an appointment and regain control of your space.