Thief Ant




Thief Ants get their name from their habit of living in colonies of larger ants and feeding on the large ants' larvae. In homes, they tend to prefer fatty or greasy foods like meat, cheese, buttery pastries, lard, and pet foods. They are so tiny -- about 1/20 of an inch -- that they often go unnoticed and may be accidentally eaten by humans along with the foods that the ants are infesting.


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