MURPHY ANTS (Citronella Ants, Swarming Pavement Ants)

Murphy Ants

Citronella Ants: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • Adult Citronella Ants can measure 1/4 – 1/2 inches in length
  • Tend to be light shades of brown, yellow or red and winged
  • Found generally in damp moist areas
  • Infestations seem to occur overnight due to their tendency to swarm

Active Season

  • May be active year round depending on environment but typically only seen during their swarming season
  • Swarming/mating season generally takes place in springtime

Interesting Facts

  • These ants give off a citronella oil or lemony scent from which they receive their name
  • Tend to be outdoor insects but can be found in basements or buildings set on concrete slabs under which they create their nests

Cause for Concern

  • Citronella Ants do not cause structural damage but can be an extreme nuisance during their swarming season

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Please be able to point out the area that you have been seeing the Citronella Ants. If you will not be home for the treatment, please provide us with a thorough description or clearly mark the area of concern
  • If they are inside, please be prepared to be out of your home for 1 hour from the time we begin our treatment
  • The treatment can take up to 3 weeks to eliminate the infestation, as treatment needs to be brought by ants to colony underneath foundation of home

Our Guarantee

  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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