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Leaf-cutter ants usually remain in their nest during the hottest time of the day and during the summer months, they will forage at night. They can seal the entrances in order to preserve the moisture content of the soil. Leaf-cutter ants can tolerate temperatures ranging from 45-90 degrees F.
They eat plant parts, caterpillar droppings, corn, cornmeal, flour, rice, peas, wheat, oats, chops, bread, cake, chicken feed, sugar, beans and ground coffee. Leaf-cutter ants will travel a distance up to 600ft to father leaves and forage for food.
What we do
A-1 Bonded Termite specializes in safe and effective leafcutter ant removal treatments. When taking care of your ant problem, you can expect the utmost care and professionalism by our certified team of pest removal specialists.
A-1 Pest Control thoroughly inspects your property to properly establish what pests we are dealing with, and their colony size.
Once the pest is isolated we find ways to effectively remove the pest from your living area.
Once your pests are eliminated, we ensure they don’t come back.
LEAFCUTTER ANT PREVENTION TIPS
If you suspect a leafcutter ant infestation, call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection* immediately. This is the safest and most effective way to get rid of ants.
Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.
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Leaf-cutter ants are named after their ability to cut leaves into small pieces.
rust brown to dark brown, legs and abdomen paler
thorax with spines, long legs
LEAFCUTTER ANT HABITAT
Their nests can be very large have up to one million ants. Leafcutter nests only have one queen and can stay in the same place for several years. They can remove needs and leaves from trees very quickly and can cause significant defoliation overnight.
Leafcutter ants build their nests in soil or well-drained sand. Mounds are formed and the nest can be up to 11 ft deep. They are primarily outdoor ants that prefer warm, agricultural areas. However, they are increasingly found nesting in urban neighborhoods. Leaf-cutter ants never nest indoors, but will enter structures while foraging, but leave quickly.
PEST THREAT LEVEL
If leafcutter ants feel threatened, they can bite and draw blood.
Leafcutter ants are of concern to agricultural farmers because of their ability to defoliate crops and damage farmlands with their nests. They have the ability to defoliate and entire citrus tree overnight. Leafcutter ants are also a concern of homeowners in urban settings because they can cause big problems for gardens due to ability to damage and remove leaves from trees and flowers.
Leaf-cutter ants not only cause physical damage to foliation, but they can also bite if their nest is threatened or someone interferes with their leaf gathering business. Symptoms of a bite can include redness, swelling, itching, visible blood, or allergic reactions.