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CHARACTERISTICS

Size:  Ant workers of this type of ant measure up to 3/8th of an inch in size

Color:  The thorax has black abdomen and the head is red

Behavior:  Because the ant builds mounds it was simply called the mound ant. The mound can be at least 3ft in diameter . The ants feed on honeydew that is produced by aphids and other similar insects. 

Habitats

Midwest and Northeast of the United States is where these ants are most prevalent. They can be found near wooded areas or open fields.

Tips for Controlling the Mound Ant

Allegheny mound ants are not the ant that comes into your home, however, they can make unsightly mounds throughout your yard. The mounds can get pretty big like up to 3 to 4ft in diameter .

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