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Pyramid Ant Identification and Control in Utah

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

Dorymyrmex Spp.
Dorymyrmex Spp.

Pyramid ants are small, only 1/8 of an inch long with workers being of one size. They have a single node (bump between middle and rear body sections). Their color ranges from yellow, brown to black.

Pyramid ants get their name because they have a pyramid-shaped projection on top of the thorax.

Pyramid ants prefer open, dry and sunny areas; soil nesting. They have a distinctive nest entrance which consists of a hole surrounded by a mound of excavated soil. Their nests are typically small and shallow and not located indoors.

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Where do they live
Where do they live

Dry, open, yards, pastures


Dorymyrmex spp.


< 4 mm


Honeydew, sweets and insects

Thorn Pest Services Tips for keeping pyramid ants away

How To Keep Ants Away
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  • Trim back any shrubs or trees that come into contact with buildings. When plants touch a home or building they create an easy way for ants to crawl onto and access the building.

  • Seal all potential ant entryways. Common entry ways are around windows, doors, and utility lines.

  • Keep dry pet food in sealed bins and clean up any spills.

How to Get Rid of Ants
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  • Try to locate and destroy all nests by following ant trails from food source to the nest.

  • Use an insecticidal bait, especially during winter through early spring with populations are small.

  • Controlling these ants is hard, so consider hiring a pest management professional to help.

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