Your Browser is not currently supported.

Don't worry, there is an easy fix. All you have to do is click one of the icons below and follow the instructions.

Get Help Right Now

(205) 970-0577


Call for immediate attention or request a call back from us.

Acrobat Ant


Characteristics

  • When viewed from above, the abdomen is shaped like a heart
  • When threatened, these ants lift their abdomen above their head
  • Many species of acrobat ants release a foul smell when disturbed

Acrobat ants are a family of ants known for raising their abdomens over their head when threatened. Most species build their nests within woods, usually trees, but indoors they will nest within wood that has been damaged by termites or carpenter ants. These ants can be confused for an active termite infestation. They also nest in other damp places where they can easily build nests. Check for signs of water damage if these ants are found in your home.

Acrobat ants are small and sometimes called valentine ants due to their heart shaped abdomens. They are small, most workers are less the 4 millimeters and build their nests in hidden places. This can make them difficult to get rid of. Please call a Horizons professional to discuss options for eradicating these ants.


I had noticed that I was having a flea problem with my dog. I hired Horizons and followed their suggestions after they treated my yard and house. The service was wonderful and the fleas are gone! I have since hired them to do my pest service, mosquito service, and snake control. I have recommended them to my family and friends.

David, Vestavia, AL
Read More Customer Reviews  ►