ANTS MAIN >> THIEF ANTS
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Appearance: One of the smallest household ants, about one-thirty-second to one-sixteenth inch long; antennae have 10 segments; range in color from yellowish to brown.
Habits: Nests occur in a great variety of locations outside the home, especially under rocks; may nest indoors in cracks and cupboards.
Diet: Feed on immature forms of other ants and insects; also attracted to greasy or high protein foods such as cheese and animal matter.
Reproduction: Queens lay an average of 105 eggs, which incubate for 16 to 28 days; larval stage may last 21 days in summer, but can last through the winter.
Other Information: So small they are difficult to detect; very persistent, and therefore difficult to control.
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