Ants (Citronella)

What do citronella ants look like?

Citronella ants are small light-brown ants that look golden, almost orange. When crushed they emit a strong lemon smell. 

Are citronella ants dangerous?

Citronella ants do not bite or sting. They’re more of a nuisance than a danger. 

Where are the citronella ants coming from?

Citronella ants often wander in through open doors and windows. Citronella ants do not build nests or breed inside homes. 

How do I know if I have a citronella ant infestation?

If you have a citronella ant infestation, you’re likely to see foraging workers and swarms of the winged reproductives.  These swarms last 3-4 days; they’re a nuisance, but not dangerous. Citronella ants also build their colonies in yards or near foundations, so you may see mounds of soil.

How do I get rid of citronella ants?

Call Debug and we’ll send a technician out. We’ll do a thorough inspection and then work with you to develop a plan to keep citronella ants out of your home or business.

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