Thursday, June 23, 2011

Little Black Ants

Join the crowd if you’ve tried to get rid of these pests! Little black ants easily outsmart most people. Regular inspections and service is necessary to find and treat new colonies. When you’re ready to call in an expert, contact Suburban Exterminating at 864-6900!

Basic facts about Little Black Ants

Size 1/16- inch long   

Color Jet-black

Activity/Behavior Little black ants like to feed on a variety of foods. They eat aphids as a source of honeydew, feed on meats and greases. Indoors they feed on both greases and sweet foods. Most home infestations occur when workers are searching for food.

Where They Live They nest beneath stones, in lawns, and in areas that lack vegetation. Their nests are easily located because they form small craters of fine soil at their entrances. These ants also nest in rotting wood and behind the woodwork or masonry of structures. Indoors they can be found under the edge of carpeting, in old termite galleries, and in wall voids.

Basic Tips for Control

• Eliminating ant nesting sites like wood piles, rock piles, and bricks

• Keep water away from home’s onto the foundation.

• Sealing cracks and holes in the home's exterior

• Keeping tree and shrub branches trimmed away from home.

Learn more about our Little Black Ant control services

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