Citronella Ant Facts
- Typically Citronella Ants are no longer than 1/8th of an inch in length.
- Citronella Ants are yellowish brown to dark brown in color.
- Outdoors Citronella Ants typically nest near moisture sources and in dead or decaying wood.
Citronella Ant Infestation
The most common nuisance problem associated with these insects is swarming citronella ants accidentally entering into the home in the summer months. They do not present any danger while swarming, and after the activity is completed, all the males will quickly die off. The females will lose their wings and search for fresh soil in which to form a new colony.
Occasionally, though, these ants will nest inside a home. This activity usually indicates a moisture problem somewhere inside the structure and could also signify that some wooden building materials are damaged or rotting. Citronella nests could lead to the further degradation of this material.