|BIOLOGY OF THE VELVET ANT|
|Velvet ants are not ants at all but rather solitary female wasps. These ants parasitize bee and wasp nests. The females are quite large (up to 1/2 inch) ,wingless, very hairy and colored bright orange or red with black in between. The sting from one of these wasps is one of the most painful of any insect.
|Velvet Ant Control|
|Most of the time only one of these wasps is seen at a time, posing no problem. But at times there are many located in one area. Spraying with a Cypermethrin compound will keep these wasps and ants under control.
Cypermethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid insecticide that is very safe to humans, pets and wildlife but is very effective against a wide range of insects including ants, fire ants, roaches, spiders and crickets.
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