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Advance Carpenter Ant Bait

Advance Formula#1 Ant Bait

Advance Dual Choice

Ascend Fire Ant Bait


Conquer Insecticide

Demand CS

Delta Dust


Drax Ant Bait

Drione Dust

Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait

Gourmet  Ant Gel

Maxforce Ant Bait Station

Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel

Maxforce Fire Ant Bait

Niban Granular Bait


Suspend SC

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Little Black Ant

Size:  Workers of this species measure about 1/8-inch in length. Colonies contain multiple queens who are 2 to 3 times larger than the workers. Color:  Jet black.


Behavior   Little black ants are usually seen around homes following well-defined trails between the nest and food and water sources. They feed on a wide variety of foods, but the workers are partial to the sweet honeydew produced by aphids, scales, and mealybugs found feeding on many trees and plants. Fruit trees, roses, and many shrubs serve as hosts for aphids and may contribute to ant infestations in homes and other buildings. Most infestations inside are the result of workers searching for food. On occasion, a colony or part of a colony may establish itself inside a wall, behind brick veneer or beneath the carpet by a doorway.

Habitat   This ant will take advantage of any suitable, moist space to locate its colony. It is commonly found infesting rotted logs, stumps, and fence posts and may be found in tree holes and dead tree limbs far above the ground. Nests are also commonly located within piles of lumber, rocks, bricks, and similar items.

Tips for Control   Infestations of little black ants often require patience and skill to follow the trails back to the nest. The type of treatment used depends on the location of the nest (e.g., inside wood, within a brick pile, etc.). Baits can be effective but require patience and follow-up to achieve results. 


Suggested Control Products

Advance Formula #1 Ant Bait

Advance Dual Choice

Terro Ant Killer

Drax Ant Gel


Demand CS

Conquer Insecticide


Acrobat Ant

► Argentine Ant

Big Headed Ant

► Black Field Ant

► Carpenter Ant

► Citronella Ant

► Crazy Ant

Fire Ant

► Ghost Ant

► Harvester Ant

► Leaf Cutter Ant

► Little Black Ant

► Odorous House Ant

► Pavement Ant

► Pharoah Ant

► Thief Ant

► White Footed Ant


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