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Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated, full service pest control company that provides residential and commercial pest control services for ants in Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Our expert ant exterminators get rid of ants fast, and use preventative methods to help keep ants from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - click on the button below to get started, or give us a call today!
Little Black Ants, AKA Sugar Ants & House Ants
Little black ants, also known as sugar ants or house ants, are a common type of ant that can be found in many parts of the world. These small, dark-colored ants are often found in homes and gardens, and are known for their love of sweet foods.
Little black ants are typically about 1/8 inch in length, with a small, two-segmented body and a narrow waist. They are a shiny black color and have long, thin legs and antennae.
Little black ants live in large colonies that can contain thousands of ants. They build nests in a variety of places, including inside walls, under stones, and in the ground. These ants are known for their ability to build nests in small, hard-to-reach places, which can make them difficult to control.
Little black ants are omnivorous and will feed on a wide range of foods, including insects, seeds, and even small animals. However, they are particularly attracted to sweet foods, such as fruit juice, honey, and sugar. This is why they are often referred to as "sugar ants."
If you have a little black ant infestation in your home or garden, it is important to take steps to control and eliminate the ants. There are a number of methods that can be used to control little black ants, including the use of bait, dust, and liquid insecticides. It is important to follow the instructions on the product label and use caution when applying any chemical control measures.
In conclusion, little black ants are a common type of ant that can be found in many parts of the world. These small, dark-colored ants are often found in homes and gardens, and are known for their love of sweet foods. If you have a little black ant infestation in your home or garden, there are a number of methods that can be used to control and eliminate these ants. For professional assistance getting rid of little black ants, contact us today!
Little Black Ants
The little black ant is a common structural pest found throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC, as well as most of the rest of the United States, and Mexico. Colonies of little black ants may contain several queens, and can be heavily populated. Alates may swarm between June and August each year. The little black ant is common in wooded habitats. Most infestations originate from outdoors and can be traced to a stump, tree, log, fence, or a pile of lumber or bricks. They also nest in landscape mulch and under stones. Indoors, colonies may nest in the voids of walls and cabinets, as well as within and behind foundations and brick or stone veneer.
The little black ant feeds on insects, honeydew, plant exudates, pollen, bird feces, and may even kill hatchling birds. They may be able to eliminate small colonies of red imported fire ants. Indoors, little black ants feed on a variety of foods, including sweets, meats, grease, bread, oils, cornmeal, fruits, and fruit juices.
Little black ant workers are monomorphic, small ants, measuring 1.5 to 2 mm long, with a shiny, dark brown to black appearance. They have a two-segmented pedicel, and 12-segmented antennae with 3-segmented clubs on the antennae.
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