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We use Bulwark and have for several years now. They have always been super responsive and very informative. Today we had sugar ants crawling up through our overflow holes in our sink. I called and Winston set up a service for me and he set up a tech to come over that very afternoon. Jon Dahlquist was our tech today and he was super great. He told me all about the ants and why they come up into the sinks. He sprayed everything well and then gave me the info with what to expect and do in subsequent days. Jon took off his shoes and then was super quite upstairs when he sprayed too so my 3 year old didn't wake up from her ever less frequent naps. Bulwark, Jon and Winston all did a great job today. Thank you for your help with the sugar ants today.

Jamie V.
St. George, UT
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How Big Are Little Black Ants?

This ant is one of the smallest, with workers only reaching about 1/16 inch long and queens reaching 1/8 inch long.

How Do Little Black Ants Look Like?

The little black ant is related to the Pharaoh Ant and is about the same size but is shiny black instead of orange.

What Do Little Black Ants Eat?

The little black ant has strong jaws but is unable to chew food. Instead they suck out the liquid and leave any solid parts behind. They prefer to eat the sweet honeydew produced by aphids and mealybugs but they also consume whatever human food they can find. Little black ants also feed on protein from live or dead insects.

What Do Little Black Ants Do?

Little black ants are active both during the day and at night, spending much of their time carrying food back to the nest. This ant is most commonly found outdoors and usually builds nests in the soil under debris or other objects, as well as in open areas and in turf. The nest opening has a small crater of soil around it. Sometimes, these ants will build their nests indoors behind walls or under carpets. The colonies are small but have numerous queens, and will relocate if they are disturbed.

How Do Little Black Ants Reproduce?

Little black ants live together in colonies and each colony has at least one queen. The queen lays eggs that the worker ants guard, feed and defend. Eggs hatch into grubs, which grow into new workers. It takes ten days for ant eggs to hatch. Some ants have wings and if the colony gets too big, these ants fly away, mate, and start new colonies.

Interesting Facts About Little Black Ants:

Little black ants can carry 20 times their bodies weight. During the night, workers move eggs and young larvae deeper underground to protect them from the cold.
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