Sugar Ant Information

What Are Sugar Ants?

In the world of household pests, sugar ants are some of the most common and persistent invaders. These tiny insects may be small in size, but their presence can cause big problems for homeowners. Understanding how sugar ants infiltrate homes, the issues they can create, and effective methods for elimination is crucial for maintaining a pest-free environment.

Infestation Origins

Sugar ants, also known as odorous house ants, are commonly attracted to sugary substances. You'll typically find them in pantries, drawers, and around spilled food or drink. Because they can enter the home through tiny cracks, they are often difficult to keep out.

Sugar ants establish scent trails to communicate with their colony members. This trail leads a steady stream of ants right to the food source. Not only are they efficient, but they reproduce quickly as well. If not dealt with in a speedy manner, sugar ants can rapidly become a problem.

Problems Caused by Sugar Ants
  • Contamination - Sugar ants can quickly contaminate food supply, making it unfit for consumption.
  • Structural Damage - Sugar ant nests can slowly cause structural damage within the walls of home or business. 
  • Attraction of Other Pests - Sugar ants can also attract cockroaches and spiders, leading to further infestation problems.
  • Unsightly Appearance - Beside the previously mentioned issues, no one wants to see ants crawling around their home.
How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants
  • Sanitation: Simple steps like cleaning up food spills or sealing containers can help reduce the presence of sugar ants.
  • Sealing Entry Points: Proper sealing of windows, door jambs, caulking, and other cracks can help keep ants out of the home.
  • Baiting: Bait stations can help attract the colony of ants to a single location for quick and easy disposal.
  • Natural Remedies: Certain mixtures of vinegar and water can help deter sugar ant scent trails from forming. But when larger infestations occur, these solutions are not quite as effective.
Professional Pest Control

For severe or persistent infestations, call Evergreen Pest Management. Our experienced technicians can assess the extent of the infestation and implement targeted treatment methods to eradicate ants and prevent future incursions.

Why Choose Evergreen Pest Management?
  • Locally Owned & Operated Since 1995 - For nearly 30 years, Evergreen Pest Management has served the Portland area.
  • Certified & Trained Technicians - All of our team members have undergone thorough training to ensure proper pest management and control.
  • Courteous, Clean & Professional - We strive to provide the highest quality of customer satisfaction throughout the entire process.
  • Timely & Dependable Service - Our team is dedicated to providing accurate timelines, quick services, and reliable results.

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