Little Black Ants

Little Black Ants
Size: About 1/16"
Color: Typically black
Habitat: Indoors and outdoors
Found: Throughout the US
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Little Black Ant Control

Little black ants (also known as sugar ants and house ants) are very tiny in stature and black in color. Believe it or not, they are truly identified as "little black ants." They can be easily spotted in backyards and lawns nationwide, mainly on the eastern side. Their ant mounds can be found in areas such as rotting logs, cement cracks, yards and open areas. Their diet usually consists of other insects, sweets, vegetables, fruits and even meat. Moreover, they are known to eat just about everything. When searching for food, you can usually see workers form trails along sidewalks, on walls and cracks/crevices. The colonies and mounds grow in a fast pace due to the heightened and stimulated mating senses of their queen(s).

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Little Black Ant Treatment

Little Black ants' senses can also be heightened from an attack. When workers send out a signal of an outside threat, their queen(s) is then urged to create more offspring and generate more queens to preserve their population. For this reason, exterminators use non-repellent insecticides to effectively kill ants without setting off any "little black ant" alarms. Non-repellents are ideal when managing ants. Even though non-repellents are not fast acting, they are undetectable under an ant’s threat radar. As a result, these non-repellents are then shared with the rest of the ant colony where it will serve as a “domino effect,” infecting and killing the whole mound population one by one(some great examples of non-repellents are Phantom Insecticides and Alpine Insecticide Sprays).

How to Get Rid of Tiny Black Ants

Little black ants are resourceful and can pretty much nest anywhere. When indoors, these ants can form mounds under floors, in carpet seams and behind walls. It’s not until the summer months when these tiny pests begin to cause a mess. When aware of an ant infestation, it is best to seal off all potential openings to your home. Any possible entry ways such as cracks and crevices on walls and floors, doors and windows should be inspected and treated with the right insecticide. It is vital to remove any decaying wood and debris surrounding your home to further ensure prevention. Some pest control applications that are suggested to treat infestations are: ants baits, ant sprays and ant poisons. A mixture of these control methods are a definitive solution for your ant problem. Keep in mind, that most ant infestations are usually temporary, meaning that they will come back, so it is up to you to readily prepare your home for a yearly invasion.

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Q. Ant control in my back yard
I have a large ant infestation in my back yard. They seem to be mainly where the grass is thin and more soil is exposed, although there are mounds visible in the thicker grass too. They are fairly small, black or occasionally red-ish. Fortunately, so far they seem to have stayed outdoors. Which product do you recommend to control this problem? If I use an outdoor product, how long can I expect it to be effective? Will it remain after a rain or thunder storm? I don't expect miracles (well, actually I do...) but I don't want to have to re-apply the product every week. Thanks.
A.   We recommend using a product such as the Maxforce Complete Granular Insect Bait for outdoor treatment. Granular baits will only be effective for up to 2 weeks. You will have to reapply after rain. However, we do carry Ant No More Ant Bait Stations which is designed for outdoor use. The stations are waterproof and tamper-proof, and you can put any form of baits inside.
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Q. Fleas, ants, and roaches.
I've got problems with invasions of all 3. What kind of liquid spray can use that will be effective for all 3? I've got a 25 gallon sprayer(tractor mounted),a 2 gal hand sprayer and a gilmour house end sprayer. What do I need and how do I mix it?
A.   The type of tool and insecticide will depend on the area that you are applying the treatment. If you have a lot of land and you are trying to broadcast apply the product, we recommend a larger tank. Generally, the products we recommend for general pest control that also targets all three of the listed pests are usually Suspend SC, Talstar Pro, or Cykick CS. If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. ants in the house
I am having a terrible time with the little grease ants in my kitchen. Usually Raid ant baits work...nothing. I purchased Terro baits and it doesn't appear to be working. I have asthma and have to use baits as opposed to sprays. What do you recommend? Thanks
A.   Thank you for contacting us. The Maxforce FC Ant Bait Gels that you were looking at will be very effective for the ants that you are having a problem with. You squeeze out a pea-sized gel bait ball every 1/2 a foot - foot apart.

The baits have a delay-kill effect and so the ants will intake the bait and bring it back to their colony. This is not a spray or a fogger so it will be okay for your asthma.

If you have any further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us again.
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Q. Little Black Ant in House.
I recent saw several Ant hills in the ground about 5 feet from my house. We have been getting ants in our second floor rooms. Do you sell under ground treat system so that I can inject chemicals in the soil such as what Termite treatment does?
A.   Indoor treatment of Little Black Ant can be done by using Advion Ant bait gels. You just need to apply the bait gels in cracks crevices and along their trails where you maybe able to spot them. They will consume the bait and take it back to their colony, eventually eliminating the whole colony by spreading the poison.
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Q. myhome is infested with ants and has been sprayed
what do i need to do.
A.   We recommend using a bait gel like the Advion Ant Bait Gel in order to do a crack and crevice treatment around the home. The ants will take the bait back to the colony and infect the entire colony. If the infestation is heavy, we also recommend using a liquid insecticide such as Phantom to do a perimeter/surface treatment.
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