Color: Pale Yellow to Blackish Brown
Scientific Name: Brachymyrmex spp.
Rover Ant FAQs
Do rover ants bite?
Pest professionals are reporting increased incidents of rover ants inside structures. These ants are of little economic and medical importance because they do not bite or sting. However, they can be a nuisance in areas where ants are not tolerable, particularly indoors.
What are rover ants attracted to?
Rover ants are attracted to sweets, so a sugar-based bait can help. You can place bait near foraging trails close to the nest. Inside, you can place it in areas where you’ve seen ants.
How do you control rover ants?
They seem to be not attracted to many liquids or granular ant bait formulations. Find entry points on the exterior of a structure and seal if possible and/or treat with a contact insecticide. Gel baits may be used in electrical sockets for indoor control. If ants are in a void area, an aerosol may be used.
What do Rover ants do?
Rover ants do not consume wood and do not cause structural damage to homes or other buildings. However, rover ants are known to be especially annoying since they readily infest homes, hospitals, and businesses to forage and/or construct nests in wall voids.