Color: Yellowish Brown to Dark Brown
Size: 4 to 4.5mm
Scientific Name: Lasius spp.
Moisture Ant FAQs
Are moisture ants harmful?
Spotting moisture ants can actually be a warning sign of other problems including plumbing leaks or other wood-damaging pests like carpenter ants or termites. These ants aren’t known to bite or sting, so the main concern is the possibility of serious structural damage.
Does moisture cause ants?
Ants, like carpenter ants, are also attracted to damp wood and excess moisture. You can often find ants in your bathroom, or near a water leak, as these areas are usually moist.
Are moisture ants the same as carpenter ants?
Unsurprisingly, moisture ants get their name because of their penchant for high moisture areas. They tend to build their nests in moist, rotting wood, but unlike carpenter ants, they do not usually cause much structural damage.
What does a moisture ant look like?
Moisture Ants or “Yellow Ants” as they are sometimes called usually refer to a genus of ant called Lasius. The type found in homes is typically 4-5mm long and yellow to reddish-brown in coloration. Moisture Ants are wood-destroying organisms, which exploit damp or rotten wood to excavate nests.