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Thief ants (Solenopsis molesta), get their names because they often raid other ants’ nests in order to steal food
and eggs. They are also called grease ants because they are attracted to grease. In addition, thief ants will also eat
meat, cheese and other dairy products, seeds, as well as larvae and pupae of other ant species. Thief ants do not
appear to be attracted to sweets, unlike most other ants. Thief ants are common in homes, and due to their small
size they can easily enter sealed packages of food. They will eat just about anything, including dead animals, and
will travel great distances in search for food. Once food has been found, a trail is formed from the colony to the
food so the other thief ant workers can find it.
Thief ants range anywhere from 1/32 of an inch (0.5 mm) to
1/8 of an inch (3 mm) long. They can be yellowish or
brownish tones of color. Thief ants have small stingers on
their oblong abdomen, and generally have small eyes.
Worker ants have large jaws for carrying food back to the
colony.

The habitat of thief ants is infinite, because they can survive
just about anywhere. They can live in people’s homes, in the
cracks or under the floorboards. They can build nests
anywhere, such as under rocks, in any exposed soil, and
rotting logs. If they cannot find any of these things, then they
move into another colony. Their nests are generally large for
the ants’ size, and have tunnels that lead to another ant
colony for a reliable and steady food source.

Queens can lay anywhere from 27 and 387 eggs per day. The
average number of eggs laid per day is 105. It takes about 52
days for an egg to become a fully mobile worker.

Thief ants can be troublesome when they get into human
dwellings. It is extremely hard to find these ants, due to their
inaccessible and remote nesting areas and their extremely
small size. They are also not always present outside their
colony, and travel far to find food. Also, they are so small they
can get into things that other insects can’t get into.
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