Acrobat Ant

Latin Name: Crematogaster

Length: 2.6 to 3.2 mm long

Color: Variable in color from light red to brown or black


Digestive Tract: Yes

How to get rid of this?

To get this pest problem under control, inspection is the first and foremost step.

Acrobat ants are capable of nesting inside buildings, sometimes inside insulated spaces. The most visible sign of acrobat ants are the trails of ants as they forage for resources. A second sign is a debris they deposit as they excavate their nests. This often consists of foam insulation and dead ants near the nest.

It may be necessary to trim shrubs or tree limbs to stop acrobat ants from invading. Check attic vents and repair any damaged screens. Caulk openings around pipes and utility lines. (Do not handle electric wires; contact the utility company or an electrician.) Move firewood piles away from the home.

Because the nest can be difficult to locate, it is usually preferable to let a pest control professional treat an acrobat ant infestation.


Our team will start with a thorough interior and exterior inspection to correctly identify the ant species. We will check for moisture damage, small holes and spots around your home that may have been previously infested by wood-nesting pests, fix any moisture problems you may have and replace damaged wood around your home, clean gutters and make sure down spouts are directed away from your home’s foundation and seal cracks and crevices in the foundation to help prevent ants from entering your home.

Our Service team can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with ANTS.


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