Do Sugar Ants Bite? How to Get Rid of Ant Infestations Inside & Outside Your Sonoma, CA House

It doesn’t matter how you look at it, ants are a nuisance. They can get into our homes through the tiniest of cracks and are hard to get rid of. The only thing they want in your home is food and they can smell it from great distances because their sense of smell is far greater than that of humans. It can be a whole cantaloupe or a tiny crumb; an ant will find it. Sugar ants originally came from Australia and like to be in forests or woodlands but are often found in The Bay Area of California. These are the ants you’ll most likely find in your home.

Sugar Ant Identification

Sugar ants get their name because they collect sugary nectar, plant secretions and honeydew sap. Female sugar ants have orange-brown bodies with black heads and the males are all black and have wings. Each colony has a queen who never ventures outside. Sugar ants will form nests behind walls, between rocks and holes in woods. Sugar ants will bite but the bite is not poisonous. You may be left with an itchy bump and if they spray acid on the bite, it might burn.

Why & How Do Sugar Ants Get in the House?

How do they get into our home? Their tiny size makes it very easy for them to get in through tiny cracks in the foundation. Your home has many openings that connect to the outside that allow utilities to get in. These openings allow ants and other insects to get in along with doors that have poor seals. Ant trails can be found underneath flooring that includes carpeting. Having an infestation of sugar ants in your yard is one thing but when they make their way into your home it can be a nightmare to deal with!

Sugar Ant Prevention; Home Sealing

Sugar ants are annoying and there can be thousands of them in a colony. Sugar ants can be hard to keep out because they are so tiny. There are openings you won’t have control over but you can seal as many as you can to lessen the chance. If you’ve discovered a problem with sugar ants you will need to figure out how to get rid of them. The best way to get rid of sugar ants is to lure them to a poison that they will take back to the colony so it can be destroyed. Many people aren’t patient with this method and just grab a spray insecticide. Others don’t have the knowledge, experience or access to effective products to address the problem. Treating only the ants you can see is not the solution. Destroying all the ants that are part of the colony including the queen is the only way to eliminate the ant infestation.

Ant Control

Ants can drive us crazy. The good news is we don’t have to deal with them. If your repeated attempts to get rid of sugar ants or other pests have failed, then contact Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay, Inc. for assistance. Let our experts come up with a surefire way to get rid of them and keep them away for good!


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4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

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