Little black ants get their name from their very small size and black coloration. These ants only grow 1 to 2 millimeters in length. These ants eat a wide variety of foods, including insects, sweets, honeydew, bird droppings, and vegetables. Little black ants are a common pest problem during Wisconsin’s spring and summer months. During this time, they are frequently seen along sidewalks and foundation walls.
Why Do I Have Them?
Little black ants prefer damp environments and are often found outdoors in gardens and lawns. They are known to invade homes and properties across Wisconsin. Ants seek food and shelter by invading houses through foundation cracks. Once indoors, ant colonies nest in moist areas, such as crawl spaces and wall voids.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Little black ants are problematic when they invade your home and property. They are not only a nuisance, but these ants will contaminate sweets and grains found within kitchen pantries. Their presence may also indicate water leaks and rotted wood within the home. Ant colonies need moisture and will nest in damaged woodwork.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Little Black Ants?
Getting rid of little black ants can be difficult because of their large colonies and nesting habits. Repairing water leaks and improving air ventilation will help prevent little black ants. If ants have already invaded your home, the most effective way to get rid of an ant infestation is to contact a pest control professional. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we offer effective pest services that will get rid of your ant problem.