Sugar ants are small ants that can cause big problems if they find a way into your home. Sugar ants get their name from their appetite for sweet foods, although they eat just about any other kind of food as well.
Identifying Sugar Ants
Sugar ants are small ants that can grow up to 0.6 inch long. Winged males are brown or black, while worker females are a pale yellow or reddish color. If you have sugar ants in your home, you’ll most likely see them in your kitchen. These ants are drawn to crumbs that are lying around, especially sugary ones. You might also find these ants in your bathroom, where they’re attracted to water sources.
Keeping Sugar Ants Away
If you have sugar ants, don’t hesitate to get help from Allison Pest Control, your Freehold exterminators. You can lower your risk of attracting these ants by doing the following:
• Clean your kitchen sink. Make sure the sink is dry, and wash dishes instead of leaving them sitting.
• Mop your kitchen floor each night in summer. This helps get rid of crumbs and pheromone trails that sugar ants leave.
• Wipe off your counters. Don’t leave any bits of food on your kitchen counters for sugar ants to find.
Are you battling sugar ants in your kitchen? Want to win? Contact Allison Pest Control, and our Freehold exterminators will win the battle for you.