Little Black Ants

Information, Appearance, and Control of black ants at home.

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Little black ants appearance

Identification of little black ants.

Little black ants most often forage inside structures from colonies located outside. Perimeter control is the most important aspect of defense against ant problems for this reason. Generally, they come in from outside to bring food and other items back to the colony.

Location of the nest(s) and its treatment with a residual spray such as Phantom, Demon WP or Talstar or dust such as Tri-Die, Timbor or Borid Dust will provide good control. Try following the ants back from the food source. Dusting the voids of outside ground-floor walls and infested interior walls along with the outside spray treatment is effective. Baiting with the recommended baits is also effective. Treatment with a residual spray along foundations, and around windows are helpful in preventing foraging ants from entering.

Control of little black ants at home.

  • Follow back from a food source, Dust voids of outside ground-floor walls along outdoor spray treatment.
  • Treat nests with a residual spray such as Phantom, Demon WP or Talstar.
  • Treat with a dust chemical such as Tri-Die, Timbor or Borid Dust to provide good control.