Thief ants, Solenopsis molesta, certainly live up to their name. They are tiny, less than 1/32 inch long, and tend to locate their nests next to those of other ant species.
This makes it convenient for them to steal food and larvae to feed the members of their own colony.
These particular pests are one of the smallest species of ant around the world that commonly infest houses.
Their tiny size makes them formidable opponents. It enables them to sneak into packaged foods, and hide almost undetectably in crevices in your home.
Outside, these insects feed on dead insects and rodents, which can transmit diseases to humans.
These insects can be difficult to control, but we will give you some tips on how to battle these tiny persistent pests.