You can find Acrobat Ants nested on both the interior and exterior of structures such as your home or business. They prefer to nest in a moisture rich environment. Ideal outdoor nesting spots include under stones, in stumps, under wood piles, and in rotting logs. Ideal indoor nesting spots include sheathing behind siding, in roofing by leaks, and other various moisture rich environments. Acrobat Ants will clean out galleries that other insects have made in order to nest. They will remove wood debris or dirt to nest in termite damaged wood or inactive carpenter ant nests.
Workers enter homes and structures in many ways. They can trail across the ground or follow tree limbs and shrubs that touch the house. Common entryways are door thresholds, cracks and holes around utility lines or pipes, window frames, soffits, weep holes, and other construction gaps. They have been found trailing over 100 feet.
Acrobat ants eat honeydew, a sugary waste from aphids and mealybugs, and insects, including termite swarmers. They show a slight preference for sweets and high protein food.