Has your house been occupied by little little black ants? Mine has and I understand how hard it’s to find a pest control product that works on them. I mean these little guys are stubborn. You spray them, they come back. You squash them, they return. You scrub every inch of the area they’re in and they just keep coming back.
What are these things?
They are Argentine ants. Coffee ships from Brazil attracted them here in the 1890’s and they enjoyed it so they stayed. Now they’re a pest management nightmare. These little tiny black ants terrorize other insects. They can beat up even wasps by out numbering them and wreak havoc on all the other ants around disrupting the natural eco system in an area.
Why are they in my house?
They’re searching for meals and your home is the best grocery store in town. These ants are also called sugar ants for a reason, they love sweets. The fantastic news is that they don’t actually like to live inside of your home. They simply come in on a regular basis. Similar to a teenaged boy, they’ll wander all over your house and eat everything in site then scamper out again without even doing the dishes. The bad thing is that they really are a pest control problem.
Argentine ants don’t live in a single colony like fire ants do thus eliminating them is not quite as simple as killing a single queen. These ants often have several queens with satellite planters distributed over a massive area. As a matter of fact there’s usually so many of them that these very small ants can overwhelm an adult bird to kill and eat its young.
How can I get rid of these very small terrors?
Insecticide sprays don’t work as you already know. Much like Get Rid of Raccoons, you must use a specially tailored method to rid your home of these pests. Really the only way to get rid of these pests is by using a pest control bait specially created for them. They will then take the bait back to their own many queens and eventually kill the colony.