Acrobat ants are known for being able to raise their heart shape end (thorax). They can emit a smell when they are provoked and can bite. They are generally considered harmless. Once inside your home, they can colonize within your walls.
What Do Acrobat Ants Look Like?
Signs of an Infestation
The most obvious sign of an acrobat ant infestation is the presence of actual ant trails on wires, utility lines and pipes coming into walls. Acrobat ants will occasionally forage up to 100 feet away from their nest for resources, so you might spot them trailing along the foundation in search of food. Additionally, debris such as dirt and wood scraps that acrobat ants deposit as they excavate their nests can serve as another telltale sign of an infestation. If the home has siding, look for pieces of foam insulation, which could indicate an acrobat ant nest behind the siding.