Allegheny Mound Ant - Casner Exterminating
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Allegheny Mound Ant

December 3, 2014

Family Structure

  • Egg to adult: 2.5 to 3 months
  • Multiple queens


  • Head and thorax: red and orange
  • Abdomen: black and brown

Where Found

  • Atlantic coast, extending from Nova Scotia to parts of Georgia


  • Very large, complex colonies
  • Multiple mounds which may be interconnected
  • Tunnels may drop 3 feet (0.91 m) underground and as much as 4 feet (1.2 m) above ground in the mound
  • Mound serves as an incubator for the larvae and eggs


  • Protein: wide assortment of arthropods
  • Sugar: aphid honeydew


  • Inject formic acid strong enough to kill small trees and shrubs into vegetation within 40 to 50 feet (12 to 15 m) of their mounds
  • Very aggressive
  • Will bite if their mound is disturbed

Contact Us

Contact us for help with an Allegheny Mound Ant problem. You may also call either our Central Coast office or our Ventura County office.

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