Appearance:Yellowish to brown; about 1/16 to 1/32 inch long; antennae have 10 segments.
Habits:Nests occur in a great variety of locations outside the home, especially under rocks; may nest indoors in cracks and cupboards.
Diet:Feed on immature forms of other ants and insects; also attracted to greasy or high protein foods such as cheese and animal matter.
Reproduction:Queens lay over 100 eggs, which incubate for 16 to 28 days. Larval stage may last 21 days in summer, but can also last through the winter.
Other Information:Small and difficult to detect. Very persistent, and difficult to control.
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