Acrobat ants will tunnel into foam and water-damaged wood. Odd piles of sawdust found inside a home can indicate acrobat ants.


  • Dark colored
  • 1/8 inch
  • Heart-shaped abdomen that will be held up in the air like a flag when it is disturbed


  • Frequently nest inside decaying wood
  • Form single file trails
  • Often leave behind small sawdust piles that resemble those of carpenter ants


  • If bitten, will produce a mild sting
  • May move into attics to incubate eggs and brood
  • Will tunnel into water-damaged wood


  • Granular bait around the perimeter of the structure
  • Perimeter spray with a non-repellent product