Small black ants can show up in many places during warm summer months (like nearly all ants), but they can be particularly annoying if they get inside, since you may not notice them until it seems they’ve “taken over” an area, like a kitchen sink or counter.

If you are seeing these little black ants, there are a few things you can do:

  • Clean up counters and floors especially any sweet/fruity/sticky messes. Do a thorough clean including wiping off the counter of the ants themselves every couple days and then seeing if they are still coming in. You can use a mild detergent (soap) or any household cleaner to cleanse that trail even more thoroughly. That may be enough to keep them outside looking for food/liquid rather than in your home.
  • Try inexpensive sugar baits. You can make your own combining boric acid and sugar (various recipes can be found online) or there is a consumer product called “Terro Liquid Ant Bait” which is a similar combination of ingredients. These can be placed around your kitchen or bath and often that’s enough to take care of the issue.

If these quick and easy tips don’t help and the small ants are still invading, give us a call.

We can treat them professionally to exterminate them from your home. Call us at (512) 443-0123 or fill out our website form for a fast quote.