Middleton Little Black Ants are a common sight, especially in the summer time. While they’re not dangerous and do not transmit disease, they can be quite a nuisance. They can be found throughout the United States and are approximately 1/16 – 1/8 inch in size.
Contrary to their name, they can be either a dark brown or black in color. They’re often seen outside in swarms during the summer. You typically see Little Black Ants foraging in trails on sidewalks, around the foundation of your house or across driveways.
The real problem is when Middleton Little Black Ants start making their way into your house. Ants start to move inside when they’re in need of moisture, heat or food. This most commonly happens during the winter months.
Once inside the house, these foragers are often found in areas where food has not been stored properly. Little Black Ants are not picky when it comes to food, but they do particularly like to feed on fruits, vegetables, grease, oil and sweets.
While finding a single ant is not a serious problem, keep in mind that the couple of foraging ants you see only represent a small portion of the colony. The colony’s nest can contain several thousand Little Black Ants. Nests can commonly be found in areas such as underneath rocks, behind walls and around the foundation of your home.
Once you have found an ant problem, it’s important to figure out where they’re coming from. If you locate any access point, seal it with caulk. Make sure that you keep all of your food stored properly, and discard any food that has previously been contaminated by them. It’s also important to be diligent in keeping counters and floors clean and free of any crumbs. Middleton Little Black Ants will be less likely to enter your home if they can’t find anything to forage.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the source of, and eliminate, Middleton Little Black Ants. If this is the case, Get Lost Pest Control would love to help! Give Get Lost Pest Control a call and see how our fast, friendly service can rid your home of Little Black Ants!