(Acanthomyops spp.) Yellow ants remain in their underground nests most of the time. They feed on the honeydew form aphids and other insects on the roots of plants. Colonies produce swarms during the spring and these may be confused with termite swarms. These ants rarely enter houses.
Locate and control the nests is the best strategy. They are usually adjacent
to foundations or in the soil in the mulch beds around houses. Nests can be
treated with a liquid insecticide.