Territorial Battle You Don’t Need to Worry About

Pavement ants, Tetramorium caespitum, are common in the urban landscape. They rarely invade homes. When the do, call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control to eliminate the problem, otherwise, consider them the great movers of soil. Ants turn over more soil than earthworms.

Some ants, such as the pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, is territorial. Near a sidewalk, we caught one Game of Thrones-type ant battle in action. In what must be an ant battle tactic, three worker ants surround and attack another ant. They literally pull the victim limb from limb. Meanwhile other ants seem to encourage the combatants.

Ant Territory Battle

By |2016-10-28T14:13:47+00:00July 15th, 2016|Categories: Ants|Tags: , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

Garrett Thrasher is Vice President and General Manager of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc., Chairperson of the San Diego District of the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), a member of the bedbugFREE network, and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Author of The Bed Bug Battle Plan: Field Tested Solutions for Bed Bug Extermination and Prevention (ISBN: 1500838209), Garrett’s solid understanding of bed bugs, their behavior, current outbreaks, and experience on camera has made him a leading contact for news and media outlets. He is also a sought after speaker on the topic of managing online reviews for positive impact. He has spoken at PestWorld and PestTech, and was featured in PCT Magazine and the PCT Podcast. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal is accredited by QualityPro–the mark of excellence in pest management.

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