Are you attracted to sugar?

February 7, 2019

Of course you are! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, candy, sweets, and treats are abundant. Are you like us and hide candy from that special Valentine until the big day?

You better remember where you hid it and look carefully for some new friends that may have located your chocolate treasures.

What are sugar ants?

Sugar ants, often called banded sugar ants are indigenous to Australia and exclusive to that region. Our friends down under deal with colonies of these ants as they take up residency in cracks and crevices settling in to ceilings and walls. They are very proficient in finding sweet treats and love the night life!

In the United States, odorous house ants and pavement ants are commonly referred to as sugar ants. The odorous ants get their name from the distinct pine-like smell they give off when stepped on or crushed. They are attracted to sugary items as well as the moist and warm areas of a structure.

Do sugar ants cause damage?

These ants are relatively harmless but can infest your home or business from one industrious ant leaving a trail for other ants to follow. Often times people can become ill from eating foods that ants have penetrated such as cereal boxes, fresh fruit on your counter-tops or other penetrable packing. When in doubt- throw it out!

Don’t forget our furry friends. If you find ants in their food bowl, please dispose of the remaining food immediately and check surrounding areas for signs of more ants.

How do I get rid of sugar ants?

So, the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention… Keep your home of office clean and free of food debris on the floor and counters. Often times we see these ants in the break rooms of our commercial clients or in areas where employees gather to snack. These ants are effective at squeezing through the smallest spaces including partially opened food containers.

How can Accurate Pest Control help me get rid of ants?

Accurate Pest Control offers comprehensive pest control solutions based on your needs and budget:

Annual Service Program

Accurate Pest Control will provide service for one year for pests including: carpenter ants, soil ants, flies, stored product pests, spiders, earwigs, cockroaches, pill bugs, millipedes, centipedes, crickets, box elders, wasps, hornets, mice, and rate. All other pests are not covered under this contract and require an additional service agreement.

Single treatment Service

Accurate Pest Control provides single treatment solutions for a one-time service. Coverage is for 30 days with additional service calls included during that period should the ants return.

Contact us for a free inspection and let us help you determine the best solution for your current issues as well as future protection.

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