What can I do to get rid of sugar ants?

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AvatarSofie Richmond asked 2 years ago
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AvatarLiza Smith Staff answered 2 years ago

Sugar ants come to your house in search of food when it gets warmer outside. First thing you should do is to locate their trail to your home so that you would know where to put the pesticide. Usually the trail will take you to the nest somewhere near your house, but sometimes they manage to nest inside walls and other quiet and hardly reachable places.
There are many ways of dealing with sugar ants. First of all, you will have to choose between natural and chemical substances — your choice depends on the size and scope of infestation. Natural remedies, such as placing used coffee grounds, cloves or garlic on the probable ant trail, are way more organic and safe, but not always effective. The most popular chemical remedies are ant baits: ants love those sweet poisonous candies and take them to the nests, thus infecting all its inhabitants.
These baits proved to be effective: Terro Liquid Ant Baits, Terro Outdoor Liquid Ant Killer Bait Stakes.
For more means against ants read our article on ant house invasion.